A unitary, tamper-evident closure (21) for use on the threaded neck of a container (20) includes a molded plastic closure body (24) having a series of internal threads, an annular, tamper-evident band (23) constructed and arranged out of a suitable plastic for being ultrasonically welded to a portion of the container, and a plurality of frangible elements (25) constructed and arranged out of a suitable plastic for connecting the tamper-evident band to the closure body at a plurality of spaced-apart locations. The tamper-evident band is free of any undercut beads and the sole structural connection of the tamper-evident band to the container is by means of ultrasonic welding.
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Publication date: 10-24-2007
Applicant: RIEKE CORP (US)
Inventor: SCHMIDT WAYNE L (US); LAVEAULT RICHARD A (US); BRANDON DAVID A (US); STALIONS STEPHEN E (US)
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