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Hubert J Gaasch
07/04/46 - 26/09/21

It is with profound sadness that we share the news that Hubert Gaasch - Member of the UNITED CAPS Board of Directors, passed away on 26th September 2021, aged 75 years, as the result of a tragic accident.

Hubert has been a pioneering spirit and driving force in our organisation since the 1970’s and his legacy is forever entwined with that of UNITED CAPS. A man of significant vision, he joined Resibel in Hoboken and set about growing the company through partnerships and acquisitions until early in the 21st Century when he created PROCAP.

By the time of his retirement from day to day operations in 2013 and subsequent continued involvement as a Member of the Board of Directors, Hubert had grown the company to a significant European scale. It is a major achievement in life to leave things better than one found them and Hubert had the desire, skill and tenacity to accomplish that.

All at UNITED CAPS mourn his loss together with his family, to whom we send our most heartfelt condolences.

We are blessed to have known and learned from Hubert as we continue his work.

Benoit Henckes

Events

UNITED CAPS Sponsors and Performs at the Plastic Closure Innovations Summit 2021

Once again, UNITED CAPS will be highly visible at the Plastic Closure Innovations Summit 2021 held on 1-3 June 2021, this year digitally due to the current extraordinary circumstances.

As an official sponsor of the event, UNITED CAPS is set to deliver a high-impact presentation on June 2nd, from 13:20 to 13:40 CET on the subject of "How Industry Challenges Require a United Solution”, followed by a live Q&A session. Topics covered will encompass UNITED CAPS' Innovation Mission 2030 focused on the circular economy and how UNITED CAPS helps its customers to serve their consumers.

Market

UNITED CAPS relaunches its Product Finder

It's now even easier for leading brands to find the perfect fit on UNITEDCAPS.com thanks to new and improved Product Finder functionality.

Now even easier to use, the UNITED CAPS Product Finder features new products, improved visuals and a new "Contact" button putting you in touch with UNITED CAPS team of product experts to answer your questions.

Find out more about our products and find the best fit for your packaging solution by exploring our industry leading portfolio here: https://www.unitedcaps.com/products/

Events

JOIN US FOR UNITED VIRTUALLY - A DIGITAL EVENT.

On 24-25-26 February, UNITED CAPS will host UNITED VIRTUALLY, a free, digital experience for the packaging industry featuring the latest news, products and innovations from UNITED CAPS.

Attendees will have the opportunity to gain insight and inspiration on the challenges to come, as well as, connecting with key members of the UNITED team as we share visions of the future and drive differentiated total packaging solutions forwards.

Take the first (virtual) steps with us to embrace a new era for the packaging industry.

Interested? Check out the full agenda and register via this link.

Company

UNITED CAPS Position Statement on Coronavirus COVID-19 situation

LUXEMBOURG | 3rd September 2020

At UNITED CAPS we are working to ensure that we continue to respond effectively to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

With lockdown measures in many countries starting to be adjusted, UNITED CAPS is monitoring and responding to developments. Our business continuity response teams have taken additional steps to protect the UNITED CAPS family of customers, suppliers, team members and the communities of which we are part. 

What we’ve learned together has helped us all develop the best practices that are assisting enormously in our global response.

We have taken appropriate precautions, including implementing alternative work arrangements at our facilities and offices, limiting travel, and enhancing hygiene procedures.

We’re bringing the same creativity and passion to meeting this challenge that we do in everything else we undertake and are supplying at normal levels, providing many of the products essential to our way of life.  Every day, we are inspired by and grateful for; the commitment shown by our employees to support our markets during these unprecedented times.

Events

UNITED CAPS Reinforces Global Presence with Asia showcases at Dairy Asia Pacific Summit and Shanghai World of Packaging

UNITED CAPS is taking part in two international trade shows at the end of November.
On November 21st and 22nd, UNITED CAPS will exhibit at the 6th Dairy Asia Pacific Summit,  One Farrer Hotel in Singapore.  Nele Stevens, Product Marketing Manager and Sébastien Hottlet, Business Director APAC will be featured presenters on their topic “Designed for Dairy : A Customer Oriented Approach to the Development of Innovative Closures” at the show. Come find us both days on booth F.

Hot on the heels of that event will be another demonstration of UNITED CAPS global reach when representatives will attend the Shanghai World of Packaging trade show at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from November 25th to November 28th. An innovative portfolio of packaging solutions will be displayed on booth N2A44.

One of the most easily anticipated highlights of both events will be the introduction of our new arrival in Asia, 127 SAFE-TE. First presented during the inauguration of UNITED CAPS production facility in Asia, in Kulim, Malaysia, 127 SAFE-TE is a closure that promises to breathe new life into baby food safety and convenience. Experts will be on hand to demonstrate and answer questions about the impenetrable security features and on-shelf stand-out of this innovation

Events, Company

A Historic Day For UNITED CAPS.

October 17th represented a historic day for the entire UNITED CAPS organisation with simultaneous events being held all over the globe to mark the twin occasions of the organisation’s 80th Birthday and the inauguration of the new factory in Kulim, Malaysia; The first built outside of continental Europe.

UNITED CAPS employees marked this legacy of progress with celebratory events and gifts followed by the entire organisation tuning in live to witness CEO Benoit Henckes deliver a landmark speech inaugurating the facility via live feed.

Henckes in front of a Malaysian audience that included local dignitaries, customers and media remarked how the convergence of the 80th birthday with the Kulim opening represented the transformation of UNITED CAPS from a regional into a global player.  “The end of one era and the birth of an exciting new one.”

A website showcasing key moments from UNITED CAPS’s proud history along with a video featuring people from UNITED CAPS predicting what the next 80 years might look like was unveiled and can be found here.

Events, Market

UNITED CAPS unveil ‘Born Ready” Tethered Closures at K-Show Dusseldorf.

The world’s number one fair for the plastics and rubber industry in Dusseldorf was the showcase for the unveiling of UNITED CAPS’ much heralded UC-TC range of Tethered Closures.

A UC-TC showcase on two partner booths - ACT (The Association for Closure Tethering) Group partners Krones and LyondellBasell revealed three working designs, backed by customer testing that offer maximum compliance to forthcoming EU Single-Use Plastics legislation with minimum disruption.

Benoit Henckes, CEO UNITED CAPS commented that “Tethered closures are expected to be pivotal in changing public attitudes towards the use of single-use plastic as well as littering. But they do present challenges for the industry, specifically around cost of closures and the ease with which they can be integrated into the production process, including the potential need for retooling bottling machines,” Henckes added. “That is why we initiated ACT – to support better integration into the supply chain with a united, rather than standalone, solution. We are excited to introduce the “Born Ready” outcome of this collaboration to industry stakeholders at K 2019.”

Events

A Parliamentary Visit In Messia – Friday 26th Of July 2019 

On Friday, July 26th 2019, UNITED CAPS Messia played host to a visit from Deputy Danielle Brulebois, a member of the French Commission on Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning.

The objective of this visit was for UNITED CAPS to highlight sustainable practices across all plants and discuss with Ms. Brulebois the subjects of sustainability and recyclability within the Plastic Packaging Industry.

Such visits reflect the UNITED CAPS commitment to leadership in both thought and deed around issues of Sustainability.

Events

UNITED CAPS TO EXHIBIT AT PROPAK ASIA FOR THE THIRD TIME

UNITED CAPS will once again showcase industry leading closures at ProPak Asia. Taking part at the largest industry event in Asia for the 3rd time provides a fantastic opportunity to connect with and ‘get close’ to Asian customers.

Held between the 12th and 15th of June in Bangkok, Thailand, UNITED CAPS will exhibit an extensive closure portfolio, highlighting total packaging solutions for Infant Nutrition brands such as premium one-handed hinged experience PROTECSCOOP and The Kinder Cap - GREENCAP.  Other offerings showcased include both GREENER closures that don’t just look good but that do good as well, alongside SMARTER closures that make it easier to quickly identify a genuine product.

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