UNITED CAPS, an international manufacturer of caps and closures, today reported that, despite the challenges of the pandemic, the company continues to harvest from its rich product pipeline, developing and launching new products that will help its customers be more productive and have more sustainable packaging. These announcements were publicly made during UNITED VIRTUALLY, an interactive virtual event held in lieu of the many industry in-person events that have been cancelled or postponed during the pandemic.
Said Benoit Henckes, CEO of United Caps. “While all of us are taking necessary steps to control and ultimately put down this awful pandemic, at the same time, we must continue to move forward as an industry to ensure that products reach consumers in a safe and timely manner, and that jobs are protected as much as possible. In light of that objective, we at United Caps have continued to invest in our research and development efforts with the resulting announcements we are making at United Virtually, where we shared this news in seminars to ensure full understanding of their benefits among attendees.”
United Caps views the EU directive regarding tethered closures as an industry-wide challenge that requires a holistic industry-wide solution that would have as little impact as possible on bottling lines and other parts of the supply chain. To that end, the company spearheaded the formation of the Alliance for Closure Tethering (ACT) to bring together segment leaders in the packaging industry to conduct an impact assessment of various tethering solutions on existing finishes and to determine finishing changes that might be required. The goal was to come to agreement on the best industry-wide approaches to tethered caps and closures and to support better integration into the supply chain with a united, rather than standalone, solution.
The result is a broad portfolio of UNITED CAPS tethered closures (UCTC) that were born ready for the market, meet the new EU regulatory requirements, and have been widely accepted by UNITED CAPS customers. The company has published an informative white paper on its collaborative approach to developing tethered closures in a white paper, which can be downloaded at unitedcaps.com/company/united-caps/uctc-report/.
Concluded Henckes: “It is our hope that wide distribution of this white paper will encourage customers to engage with us on converting to these mandated closures as early as possible to avoid unnecessary non-compliance risks.” For more visit unitedcaps.com