ln order to avoid the use of preservatives and prevent detrimental effects on or even loss of the effectiveness of additives after long storage, manufacturers have developed a dispensing cap that contains dry or even liquid additives in a separate chamber inside the cap. Twisting the cap, the consumer only triggers the mixing procedure when the product is about to be consumed. The patented, lightweight dispensing cap for PET bottles developed by lncap Ltd. now adds another benefit for beverage producers to the equation: maximum freedom of product design and additive options that can be tailored to individual consumer requirements. The dispenSing cap is suitable for liquid additives as well as for granules, hot or carbonised bottled beverages. There is more: as the bottom of the cap is hermetically sealed, it can be sold in combination with the beverage or as an additive refill product. Athletes can conveniently carry their additives in their gym bags, children can mix in apple or orange flavours while they are travelling on the back seat of a car – there is no end to the creative potential of this innovative product, as Axel Hauck, co-owner of lncap Ltd. explains.