• United Caps chief marketing and innovation officer Astrid Hoffmann-Leist accepts the award from Adhi Lukman. (Image: United Caps)
    United Caps chief marketing and innovation officer Astrid Hoffmann-Leist accepts the award from Adhi Lukman. (Image: United Caps)
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United Caps has been awarded Most Welcomed Packaging Solution of the Year at the Dairy Asia Pacific Summit 2019 for its 127 SAFE-TE closure.

Designed for baby food safety, 127 SAFE-TE was a standout in the category, said Adhi Lukmann, chair of the Indonesia Food and Beverage Association.

“With its rapidly increasing population and emerging middle-class consumers, Asia has the highest growth in demand for milk and dairy products in the world and an expanding appetite for health and wellness solutions.

“This includes a demand for safety, convenience and a premium look in baby food packaging. The award presented to United Caps for its new 127 SAFE-TE closure is well-deserved as its innovative approach to this new closure ticks all those boxes and more,” he said.

The 127 SAFE-TE incorporates anti-tampering and anti-counterfeiting solutions. (Image: United Caps)
The 127 SAFE-TE incorporates anti-tampering and anti-counterfeiting solutions. (Image: United Caps)

According to Benoit Henckes, CEO of United Caps, the flip-top hinged closure allows easy preparation of infant formula bottles for both left- and right-handed people; includes a tamper-evident band that makes it obvious if the product has been opened; and incorporates anti-counterfeiting solutions.

“Not only does the 127 SAFE-TE closure address concerns about product purity, but it also includes effective security solutions and a more premium look, both of which are important to consumers in the Asian market.

“It builds on popular Protecscoop features – ease of preparation, scoop hygiene and more – while adding a truly exceptional tamper-evident feature with our state-of-the-art Flexband technology and ‘drop down’ lock.

“At the same time, it only requires very minor changes to existing capping/filling lines, important for infant nutrition manufacturers, for whom extensive changes can be very expensive and time consuming,” said Henckes.

United Caps products are distributed in Australia by Caps & Closures. The 127 SAFE-TE is available in 127mm format, with 99mm on the way; production for the Asian market will begin next September in Kulim, Malaysia.

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