Food & Beverage Asia

FOOD & BEVERAGE ASIA APRIL / MAY 2021 ON THE TABLE 38 SEALED, SECURELY What are some of the most widely- adopted capping and closure solutions for food and beverage applications in Asia-Pacific, and why are they particularly so? Astrid Hoffmann-Leist: In the area of infant nutrition, demand has focused on assuring the integrated of the contents from naturally occurring threats like ants, and more malevolent factors like people seeking to interfere with the contents. This drove us to develop our 127 SAFE-TE closure, which was recognised as “Most Welcomed Packaging Solution of the Year” by Duxes in 2019 for a good reason. Not only does the 127 SAFE-TE closure address concerns about product purity, it includes effective security solutions and a more premium look, both of which are important to consumers in the Asian market. The new SAFE-TE line takes United Caps offerings for infant nutrition products to the next level, addressing the need in the Asian market for increased tamper evidence (TE) indicators and a more Whilst caps and closures are often the last part of the food manufacturing and packaging process, it marks the beginning of the consumer experience with the product. Moreover, these solutions are integral in ensuring food safety and product integrity of the product throughout its shelf life. Food & Beverage Asia speaks with Astrid Hoffmann-Leist, chief marketing and innovation officer, business director Asia-Pacific, United Caps, on the company’s latest innovation breakthrough, and the balance between sustainability and product safety. A fresh experience sealed with confidence United Caps’ 127 SAFE-TE closure