The first child-resistant locking closure for containers was invented in 1967 by a Canadian doctor by the name of Henri Breault in collaboration with a manufacturer by the name of Peter Hedgewick. Since then, we can just imagine how many young lives have been saved. Nowadays, we take it for granted, but 51 years ago, it was a revolutionary innovation in product safety for consumers. Hedgewick, after several failed attempts, designed the first CRC version that has now become a standard in our home. The “Palm N Turn” design showed immediate results and accidental poisoning in children dropped by 91% at the time.
Fast forward to 2018: the CRC closure has evolved and has an even bigger presence on various markets. MMC Packaging’s role in the manufacturing of CRC closures is small but significant; we are proud to contribute in the safety of hundreds of children per year by making sure properly assembled, lined and inspected closures make it to your final customers. For many years, our experienced engineers have been designing CRC assembly and lining machines. On our most recent collaboration, MMC has kicked it up a notch with its new generation of fully integrated assembly, lining and vision inspection systems on PC-based controls.
Interested to know more about this system? View our video here.