Innovation is at the heart of everything we do. Continually conceiving novel solutions and developing higher performing operational processes sets us apart in our market. Our more than 80 years of experience working with plastic means we have a thorough understanding of the material and how we can manipulate it. We also fully understand how to combine it with other advantageous applications. UNITED CAPS experts are always available to offer advice and expertise to customers.
CRAFT AN ORIGINAL
We are committed to crafting vision into reality, with UNITED CAPS bespoke, you can build your closure from pure inspiration, working in collaboration with our team to perfect your vision, bringing a closure to life in the ultimate expression of your brand.
WE’RE BETTER UNITED
Internal and external relationships dive the insight that fuels innovation for bespoke developments that deliver on-the-shelf impact and outstanding performance all the way from the plant to the hand.
Over 50% of our business is in the bespoke sector working with some of the world’s biggest brands to craft closures that help to create new markets, reposition brands, safeguard product integrity, assure safety and consumer health and ultimately protect brand reputation.
When Nestle wanted to create a new closure with a metal brushed effect for its Nescafe Gold Blend coffee, that would maintain a pristine appearance throughout its life cycle and be scalable up to 50m pieces a year, it was thought to be impossible. So, they came to UNITED CAPS and in a “Golden Moment” we proved it wasn’t. Find out more here.
For many global brands, the arrival of the EU Single Use Plastic Directive meant that the closure must remain attached to their container. Famous worldwide for their carton ‘brick’ solutions, Elopak sought out a collaboration with UNITED CAPS developing the Pure-TwistFlip, a supremely elegant solution that reduces the risk of it being littered. Check out the solution here
TOP TALENT MAKES IT HAPPEN
UNITED CAPS invests heavily in developing our people to remain skilled with the most advanced technologies and trends in our industry. We actively facilitate collaboration and the cross-fertilization of ideas between our specialists serving different industries. This process forms one part of our proven approach to development that assures you benefit from the most optimal solution for your application.
ADVANCED EQUIPMENT & PROCESSES
Our laboratory and R&D facilities are equipped with ultramodern equipment, such as a Lab Capper, optimal 3D measuring device and advanced injection machines. Combined with our extensive expertise, these machines enable the continual design and improvement of original concepts. A high level CAD system allows complex designs, original shapes and creative styles to be simulated. UNITED CAPS has a reputation for designing attention-grabbing solutions that help customers’ products truly stand out. Realistic rendering of ideas and high-quality video can be provided to support internal and external promotional activities.
NETWORK OF SPECIALISTS
We enjoy close relationships with partners, including mould makers, resin producers, liner suppliers and capping and assembly machine manufacturers, with which we co-create for the future.
To complement our extensive expertise with high-speed production and large multi-cavity moulds, UNITED CAPS has developed, over many decades, means of creating additional value via other applications. These include In-mould labelling (IML), silkscreen printing, tampo-printing, offset, multi-component assembly, ultrasonic welding, folding/slitting Tamper evident bands, lining (food and non-food), bi-injection, thin-gauge parts.
PATENTS & AWARDS
During the last 3 years, UNITED CAPS’s edible oil closure for Lesieur (France) was nominated for a packaging award as was our unique
29/25 PROSPRING solution.
Every year, UNITED CAPS is granted a number of patents for our innovative solutions. On average, we design and build 20 pilot moulds annually, 90 per cent of which will evolve into production moulds.