DEVELOPMENT WITH A DIFFERENCE
The UNITED CAPS Group is a leader and respected reference in the European plastic caps and closures market. We proactively strive to meet customer needs for existing and emerging applications. Our innovative designs are devised and developed for use on packages that conform to market norms. We also create bespoke solutions based on individual application requirements.
UNITED CAPS has devised a dedicated development process that allows us to conceive, test and manufacture new concepts in the best way possible.
OUR ALL-INCLUSIVE DESIGN PROCESS
CUSTOMER BRIEF / UNMET MARKET NEED Step 2:
PRESENTATION Step 3:
Pilot phase Step 4:
Industrialization Step 5:
Line trials and manufacturing
We hold a face-to-face meeting with you to understand the application for which you require a solution and your precise needs. A report of the discussion, detailing essential specifications is sent for your approval. Once agreed, our expert project managers begin conceiving a design. Specialists from across the UNITED CAPS Group work together to devise the optimal structure and identify the most ideal resin for the cap or closure you require.
At every step of the process and throughout your partnership with UNITED CAPS, you will benefit from technical support tailored to meet your individual needs and ensure the solution exceeds your expectations.
DevCenter: Our R&D department has its own ‘mini-factory’ comprising two electrical injection machines. Here, the injection parameters of closures still in development are fine tuned. Your capping and screwing line constraints can also be simulated using our exclusive LabCapper machine.
UNITED CAPS’s Technical Assistance for Development is tasked with ensuring that the design and functionality of the closure at the pilot stage fits perfectly with your line. All trials are carried out at our
facilities, so there is no disruption to your operations until the solution ready.
The Customer Technical Assistance department leads line trials and offers its immense expertise with regards to screwing and capping machines, distributors, line settings and more.
Our Laboratory is fully equipped with advanced apparatus; solutions are thoroughly tested under a range of conditions. Analysis concerns consumer comfort and usage, as well as tests regarding
transportation and storage.
Project draft designer: UNITED CAPS can provide images and videos to support customers’ internal and external marketing activities for new or re-launched products.