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“Ambitious investments by UNITED CAPS continue to bear fruit” was a message stressed by CEO Benoit Henckes at the successful inauguration of new R&D facilities at our Messia facility.

In two separate speeches before both the assembled media and teams from UNITED CAPS, Benoit pointed to a rich pipeline of recent and forthcoming innovations as evidence that the vision set out by him at the renaming from PROCAP to UNITED CAPS was delivering a significant platform for growth.

Some of the events highlighted included the #goldenmoment development with Nestle for the Nescafe Gold brand and included a tour of the production and R&D facilities that helped enable a total packaging solution for the world-famous brand.

Emphasizing how the development pillars of RELATE, PERFORM and SUSTAIN are driving product creation, the tour and speech showcasing recent breakthrough innovation like GREENER closures that don’t just look good but do good too and SMARTER anti-counterfeiting closures that make it easier to quickly identify a genuine product.

Rounding off the day was a reminder of how recent key acquisitions like Embalatap and Closures4U were driving growth along with the fact that we’ve broken ground on the development of our production facility in Malaysia. Rounding things off in style was the announcement of even more investment - this time in a new £20m production facility in Sheffield, England.

UNITED CAPS Launches SMARTER Anti-Counterfeiting Closures at ProPak Asia

The 26th International Processing and Packaging Technology Event known as ProPak Asia held on the 13th to 16th June in Bangkok, Thailand proved an excellent vehicle for UNITED CAPS to showcase an exciting range of product innovations to an International audience from the Food, Drink & Pharmaceutical Processing & Packaging industries.

Key industry topics of sustainability, innovation and security were addressed within our booth that highlighted the power of UNITED CAPS innovation engine. New to the audience in Asia were GREENER closures made from Bioplastics, along with a world first outing for the UNITED CAPS range of SMARTER closures. They feature new packaging and security technologies that make it easy to quickly identify a genuine product.

A true star of the entire event was our #goldenmoment - the very special total packaging solution we created with Nestle. Our closure, a plastic closure with a premium brushed metal appearance has enabled an ambitious market repositioning for their Nescafe Gold brand thanks to its ability to work harmoniously with the jar to create outstanding appeal on the shelf.

UNITED CAPS TO EXHIBIT AT PROPAK ASIA

UNITED CAPS are delighted to announce that we are exhibiting at ProPak Asia - the largest industry event of its kind in Asia. This year’s event held in Bangkok, Thailand on 13 -16 June, promises to be the biggest yet as buyers, brands and suppliers from all over the global packaging industry converge at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre. The UNITED CAPS portfolio will be exhibited along with a host of exciting breakthrough innovations including the groundbreaking new Nescafe Gold collaboration.

UNITED CAPS TO HOST PANEL DISCUSSION IN CHINA

UNITED CAPS expertise is in demand globally. At the 6th Dairy China Summit held at Crowne Plaza in Beijing on the 24th & 25th May we’ll be exhibiting and taking part in two panel discussions. Our APAC Business Director Sebastien Hottlet be on hand to draw upon our 79 years experience and unique capability to RELATE to markets by providing insight on "Key Packaging Trends in the Dairy Industry” along with a further panel discussion on "Packaging Innovations for Dairy Products”.

Our exhibition stand as usual is sure to be an event highlight, welcoming a multitude of ambitious brands keen to gain further insight into our innovative range of dairy and infant nutrition closures.

UNITED CAPS AND NESTLE TO SHARE A #GOLDENMOMENT AT PLASTIC CLOSURE INNOVATIONS CONFERENCE

The story of the development of UNITED CAPS new closure for Nescafe Gold is an inspiring one that involved the scaling of multiple innovation peaks to arrive at a truly #Goldenmoment.

At the Plastic Closure Innovations Conference held at Hotel Palace in Berlin over 23rd and 24th May, UNITED CAPS will be joined on stage by Nestle to help tell that story of needle-moving innovation to an assembled high level audience of leading brand owners, plastic closure producers and packaging system providers, as well as materials and technology suppliers.

DAIRY CLOSURES EXCITE ACROSS THE GLOBE

The UNITED CAPS platform for innovation built upon a world class ability to RELATE, PERFORM and SUSTAIN continues to excite the dairy industry, as our international renown grows at a breathtaking pace.

Underscoring this global appeal, UNITED CAPS delegations have recently showcased the brand and innovative portfolio of high performing dairy closures with prominent event sponsorships at both the 1st Dairy International Summit 2017 held at the NH Collection Barbizon Palace, Amersterdam in The Netherlands on the 26th and 27th October and the 4th Dairy Asia Pacific Summit held at The Regent Singapore on 15th - 17th November.

Attended by key players from across the industry, the events added yet more impetus to what has been a dynamic year of global exposure and further cemented UNITED CAPS as industry leaders.

UNITED CAPS EXHIBIT WORLD CLASS BEVERAGES CLOSURE PORTFOLIO AT DRINKTEC

The UNITED CAPS beverage portfolio received industry-wide acclaim as it took centre stage at DRINKTEC - The World’s Leading Trade Fair for the Beverage and Liquid Food industry held in Munich between Sept 11th - 15th. Particularly well received was the ‘less is more’ principle that the portfolio adopts. Visitors found a comprehensive collection wide enough to meet industry needs but simple enough to avoid overwhelming with unnecessary choice.

As the highlights package found here illustrates, the UNITED CAPS booth demonstrated in a vibrant, exciting way that, whether it’s on the shelf, on the production line or in the hand, this is a range built for outstanding performance.

 

GO WITH THE FLOW

DRINKTEC has been added to the UNITED CAPS global trade show programme for 2017. Themed “Go With The Flow”, the trade show held in Munich between September 11th and 15th is the worlds leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid foods industry.

As a global reference player in the packaging industry, UNITED CAPS portfolio of innovative caps and closures are the perfect fit for the high caliber trade show audience in attendance. We look forward to leveraging this platform to further demonstrate our ability to RELATE, PERFORM and SUSTAIN to the international visitors.

INSPIRATIONAL NEW CLOSURES FROM UNITED CAPS AT DRINKTEC 2017 IN MUNICH

Beverage manufacturers are increasingly focused on developing Differentiated Total Packaging Solutions that allow their brand to stand out on crowded shelves.

UNITED CAPS are known for their ability to enable those solutions with breakthrough closures that provide not only a first class gateway to the product experience but also enhance brand storytelling.

At Drinktec, UNITED CAPS will be present in Hall A4, Stand 535, and will demonstrate how their market-driven approach, supported by the strategic pillars of RELATE, PERFORM & SUSTAIN, fosters the development of outstanding closures that perform as well in the plant as they do in the hand.

With a healthy 50/50 split between customised and non-bespoke solutions, UNITED CAPS will also showcase the latest in customised solutions like the innovative Wattwiller closure, which features a petal-flower design that is not only eye-catching but allows end users to open bottles with very little effort.

The complete beverage and dairy standard portfolio has recently been enhanced by significant acquisitions and growth. True to the principle that “Less is More” - UNITED CAPS outstanding design capability has reduced the need for product line complexity. It encompasses solutions for the entire industry, everything from PET to glass bottles across an impressive range of neck sizes. The optimised product lines on display constitute a comprehensive collection wide enough to meet industry needs but simple enough to avoid overwhelming with unnecessary choice.

New closures developed to answer the requirements of the latest industry trends will be also available to experience at the show.

Enhancing this portfolio are differentiated finishing processes such as the cutting edge UNITED CAPS Bi-Injection process which yield exciting design possibilities and inspiration for brand owners.

Experts from R&D, production and technical service will be on hand to explain how UNITED CAPS helps customers to deliver Differentiated Total Packaging Solutions.

UNITED CAPS SHOWCASE CLOSURE INNOVATIONS

UNITED CAPS innovations like DOUBLEFLOW - a single closure that offers dual function took a starring role at the 5th Plastic Closure Innovations Congress held in Berlin, Germany between June 6th - June 8th.

The Congress represented another key speaking engagement for the UNITED CAPS team who have been in considerable demand throughout 2017. Much like other audiences across several continents this year, the Berlin attendees, which consisted primarily of leading industry professionals from right through the supply chain were highly engaged by the presentation from UNITED CAPS Chief Marketing and Innovation officer Astrid Hoffmann-Leist and Project Development Manager, Sebastien Hottlet.

Key themes addressed were how the ability to get close to customers and RELATE to their needs informed breakthrough product development.

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