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Make Strategic Decisions and be Ready for E-commerce

This article has also been published in the Packaging Technology Today, Sept. 2018 issue.

By: Mark Kitzis, President North America, Aptar Food + Beverage

There’s a shift underway, and whether you work for a CPG brand, in retail, or in packaging, you know that e-commerce has become a major part of our everyday lives. E-commerce allows us to engage with our customers and consumers in a new way. It creates a whole new conversation with the brand owners, and that is driving innovation. As consumers continue to demand convenience in every step of their shopping journey, online sales for consumer packaged goods is projected to grow at an incredible rate.

In 2017, the U.S. Commerce Department reported the strongest year-over-year growth for e-commerce in six years as consumers spent more than $450 billion in online retail purchases. E-commerce gains accounted for nearly half of all retail sales growth last year. Statista estimates that fast-moving consumer goods’ (FMCG) e-commerce sales will account for 17.5 percent of total global retail sales by 2021.

As important as it is that CPG’s optimize the online shoppers’ experience when purchasing products, it is also intrinsic that they provide consumers a positive experience when the products arrive at their doorsteps. There are areas of improvement that can benefit CPGs, online retailers and consumers alike. One example is the adoption of a primary packaging strategy designed for the e-commerce supply chain.

Most CPG product packaging is currently meant for the traditional shipment to distribution centers or backrooms before being presented on shelves in brick and mortar stores with very few touchpoints along the way. When shipped via e-commerce, it’s a different journey with five times as many touchpoints, challenging primary packaging to withstand the harsh shipping and handling conditions of the e-commerce supply chain.

Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later: Packaging Cost

Over the last 10 to 15 years, brands have been striving to reduce costs by developing lighter-weight packaging and using less material. Some brands were very successful at doing so, but it can reach a tipping point where packaging becomes too fragile.

What may be a sufficient package design for shipping across the country neatly packed with identical products, might not work as well when random items are thrown in a box together and tossed on a consumer’s doorstep.

When it comes to products with dispensing systems, these packages can face many challenges: closures disconnect from the package, breaking of closure, lost overcaps, unintended actuation, sealing failures, and much more. These problems result in product leakage, cause damage to other items inside the box and lead to chargebacks to CPG companies that cut into the bottom line. Not only do brands end up reimbursing chargebacks for their own damaged products, but payment for other items ruined, shipping charges and other related costs also become the CPG’s responsibility.

To mitigate the risks of damaged products during transport, online retailers may implement tertiary packaging. This includes shrink wrap, bubble wrap, plastic bags, air pillows and double boxing. It is meant for protection, however, it also increases the total costs as more materials and labor are required, once again significantly affecting profitability.

Addressing the Root Causes of Primary Packaging Challenges

Ultimately, tertiary packaging is not solving the problems CPG brands have with packaging that’s inadequate for e-commerce. It’s a temporary patch to cover up the underlying issue.

Even when protective packaging gets the product to the consumer’s home without damage or leaking, it still creates an undesirable experience. Online shoppers must deal with the supplementary packaging and dispose of the waste on their own. This will disappoint environmentally friendly customers while causing frustration as consumers struggle with unboxing, unwrapping and unsealing multiple layers.

A better approach to the challenge involves improving the primary package so it withstands the rigors of the e-commerce supply chain. This could involve packaging that’s more durable or adopting innovative options and technologies designed to make the product e-commerce capable.

Leaders in the packaging space are hard at work developing solutions to help brands protect products during shipping while simultaneously creating an end user experience that delights. For example, brands could implement user-friendly sealing technologies, closures, pumps and fitments designed to prevent sealing failures or accidental dispensing in transit while still providing a great consumer experience.

Embracing a Holistic Approach to Packaging

The questions most CPGs grapple with are when and how to address the shift to e-commerce. Is it too soon to start emphasizing e-commerce packaging when traditional retail consumption still makes up the majority? Is it possible to develop packaging that works for both channels? Not only is it possible, it’s necessary.

In order to succeed with a primary packaging strategy that addresses the multiple challenges imposed by e-commerce, it is key that CPG brands work with partners who can advise them on the best course of action. Identifying trusted suppliers who understand the standards that need to be met, have the knowledge of testing protocols and procedures that large online retailers have in place, the ability to help conduct proper testing, as well as solutions and technologies ready to be implemented, are the key to success.

Expect to see standards become more stringent as e-commerce expands its reach into consumer goods and e-tailers raise the bar. Amazon introduced ISTA-6 protocols, which are designed to assist brands and suppliers in evaluating the capabilities of a package to withstand the physical demands of the e-commerce supply chain.

ISTA 6-Amazon.com Over Boxing procedures simulate shipping from an Amazon fulfillment center to a consumer’s door. It uses drop tests, vibration testing and integrity tests for leak detection. When meeting the criteria, the packaging earns Prep Free Packaging (PFP) certification from Amazon, which means it can be placed in an over box with other items while requiring no extra labor or materials at the fulfillment center. Primary packaging can also achieve ships-in-own-container (SIOC) and Frustration Free Packaging (FFP) certification from Amazon.

Brands don’t need to navigate all these changes alone. Packaging suppliers that participate in the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS) can provide services related to packaging design and testing in compliance with Amazon’s guidelines and certification test methods so packages can obtain certification as Frustration Free Packaging (FFP), Ships-in-Own-Container (SIOC) or Prep-Free Packaging (PFP). Aptar is one of many manufacturers committed to addressing the challenges in primary packaging imposed by the e-commerce supply chain.

Embracing the changes in demand and counting on strategic partnership to create primary packaging solutions designed for e-commerce will certainly help brands improve their bottom line and have a substantial competitive edge for many years to come. Above all, it will enable them to accentuate their brands by providing an enjoyable packaging experience resulting in greater consumer satisfaction.

Mark Kitzis is the president of Aptar Food + Beverage North America and has 22 years of packaging experience in both rigid and flexible packaging.  Prior to his current role, Mark was General Manager, VP of Global Accounts, and VP of Research in the packaging industry. Please visit www.aptar.com and follow Aptar on LinkedIn and Twitter at @aptar.

September 19, 2018

Aptar Food + Beverage Introduces the Olympian Closure

Aptar addresses consumer frustrations with protein powder packaging.

In a fast paced and ever-changing world, one thing has remained constant: the importance of health and wellness. Based on recent research from Euromonitor and the Nutrition Business Journal, this trend isn’t going away, but rather expanding, with the global Nutraceutical market growing at an estimated rate of 6.5% CAGR.  The main product category driving this accelerated growth is protein products. While this used to be a niche segment only attracting bodybuilders and athletes, today the focus on living a healthy lifestyle has brought many new users who hold exercise and healthy living as a high priority and are integrating protein products into their diets.

In 2017 Aptar performed a consumer study with one-on-one interviews to gain feedback on protein products offered today. Our consumer research revealed that users of protein powder products are brand loyal and ingredient conscious, but that they experience frustration with current packages offered today. Consumers expressed frustration with removing liners and digging for the scoop within the powder, as well as concerns about contaminating the product and making a mess when digging for the scoop.

“In the fast-paced era we live in, consumers are placing increasingly higher value on their time and convenience that a brand offers them. Often a simple twist of package to provide rapid access to the product and its safe re-closure is what makes users repurchase a product,” explained Anna Frolova-Levi, Director, Global Business Development, Nutraceuticals at Aptar

Aptar introduces the Olympian closure to address consumer frustrations today. This wide snap-top closure allows consumers quick product access without the need to unscrew the cap Olympian features a BAP® pull-ring liner, which besides providing tamper evidence and sealing integrity, it gives consumers an easy liner removal. Olympian also provides a scoop holder for consumers to attach the scoop to the lid, avoiding mess and product contamination.

Learn more about the Olympian closure and request your samples today.

September 10, 2018

Aptar Food + Beverage to Exhibit at PACK EXPO International

Aptar Food + Beverage will showcase at PackExpo a wide range of dispensing solutions and technologies that have been designed to bring differentiation, safety, convenience, and a superior functionality to consumers. Visit us on N-6261 and learn how the latest innovations are growing brands worldwide.

 

  • Sierra for StandCap pouch: an inverted pouch solution that offers stability and easy storage, while completely eliminating the need for utensils.

 

  • EZ Poura one-piece dispensing pouch with a built-in tamper evident pull ring, providing great pour ability for dry foods.

 

  • Olympian Closure: a wide snap top closure that provides a BAP® superior sealing performance and easy-open experience, without the need to change existing production equipment.

 

  • Guardian Light: with an ergonomic and light-weight design, this non-detachable tamper evident closure is leading the way for sustainable solutions for on-the-go beverages consumption.

 

  • Flip-Lid: a uniquely simple and child-friendly beverage closure designed to remain united with the bottle through its lifecycle and helps to support the mission of increasing the percentage of closures being recycled.

 

INNOVATION STAGE

Aptar is excited to be selected to provide attendees with insights on “How to Overcome E-commerce Challenges with Packaging Innovation” at the Innovation Stage. We would like to invite you to this free-session, which will be held on booth N-4585 on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 1pm.

Contact us at info.fb@aptar.com with any questions. We look forward to seeing you at the show.

September 4, 2018

Aptar Joins the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (AP...

Aptar is excited to announce its official participation in Amazon’s Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS) program. With this certification, Aptar is now providing services directly to vendors, sellers or manufacturers related to packaging design and testing in compliance with Amazon’s guidelines and certification test methods. The APASS program was designed by Amazon to help support vendors, sellers and manufacturers to obtain certification of their products as Frustration Free Packaging (FFP), Ships-in-Own-Container (SIOC) or Prep-Free Packaging (PFP).

Aptar’s E-commerce Capabilities

In addition to being officially part of APASS, Aptar has a wide range of e-commerce capable dispensing solutions such as closures, pumps, fitments, and sealing technologies that help brands protect products during shipping while simultaneously creating an end-user experience that delights.

Aptar leverages strong technical expertise to create dispensing and sealing systems designed to pass ISTA-6 testing protocol while fulfilling the primary performance of the package. Aptar also relies on its established relationship with key e-tailers and shipping companies to ensure each solution meets the needs of the supply chain, while leveraging its strong global position to deliver solutions that address customers’ and consumers’ e-commerce needs in each application.

Contact us at e-commerce@aptar.com or visit our website to learn more about our e-commerce capable solutions.

When it comes to the e-commerce solutions you need, we’re always thinking inside the box.

August 17, 2018

Is Your Package E-commerce Ready?

Aptar offers e-commerce capable solutions

E-commerce has completely changed the way the world buy and sells products. Driven by trends related to technological advancements over the last few years, the growing populations in megacities, as well as the changes in demographics with Millennials and Gen Z being very technology driven, food and beverage e-commerce sales are growing at an incredible rate.

As consumers continue to demand convenience in every step of their shopping journey, e-commerce has been challenging CPG’s to adapt to this business model, where the supply chain is not only much longer, but also much more complex.

Because most primary packaging is currently not designed to withstand the harsh shipping and handling of e-commerce, when it comes to dispensing systems, many are the issues these packages can face: closures disconnect from the package, breaking of closure, sealing failures, and much more. These challenges often cause product leak and damage to other items inside the box, which results in:

  • Increased overall cost: brands now need to add supplemental protection to the primary packaging (more labor, time, and materials). As e-tailers are now charging brands back for the additional cost, they are also being entitled to reimburse chargebacks for their own damaged products, as well as pay for other items ruined.
  • Loosing consumers’ loyalty: consumers expect to have the same product experience when buying through e-commerce and brick and mortar. However, the amount of tertiary packaging being added for protection is ruining the consumer experience. They not only have to reach for tools to help access the product, they are also left with a great amount of excess material (usually plastic) that needs to be disposed. In many cases, the tertiary packaging will not completely prevent leaks or further damages inside the box, resulting in returns and even more dissatisfaction.

As the CPG’s move to adapting packaging to suit the needs of e-commerce, it is intrinsic that they choose the right partners who can truly help them overcome these challenges, and give consumers the great e-commerce experience they demand and deserve!

Aptar has established relationships with key e-tailers and shipping companies to support development of solutions that address the needs of e-commerce. In addition, Aptar is an official participant in the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS), developing high performance dispensing systems to pass ISTA-6 requirements while providing a great consumer experience.

Aptar offers e-commerce capable dispensing closures, pumps, pouch fitments, pressurized products, and sealing technologies, so you can be confident the products will arrive intact.

When it comes to e-commerce solutions you need, we are always thinking inside the box.

Contact us at e-commerce@aptar.com or visit our website to learn more about our e-commerce capable solutions.

August 7, 2018

Aptar Food + Beverage Solution Wins Embanews Award in Brazil

On May 17, Embanews, a well-known Brazilian magazine, awarded Aptar’s Partial Lid Snap Top (33-450) with SimpliSqueeze® Valve with one of the most prestigious packaging award in Brazil: Roberto Hiraishi. Paired with an upside-down PET container for a major sauces & condiments brand in Brazil, the final product won the recognition under two categories: Structural Design and Technology & Quality.

     

The Partial Lip Snap-Top with SimpliSqueeze offers a convenient and clean application on inverted packaging, avoiding product splatter while allowing for a full product evacuation. The superior latch-bead design gives consumers the well-wanted audible click, reassuring the product has been released. “Our Polypropylene Partial Lid Snap Top (33-450) with SimpliSqueeze silicone valve has been specially developed to achieve maximum performance. The bottle, when tightened, propels the product through the hole in the cap, dispensing the correct amount and retaining the excess. It is the ‘pull it back’ effect that prevents splashing on the inner and outer faces of the lid, exclusively provided by the SimpliSqueeze silicone valve,” said Paulo Pazinatto, President of Aptar Food + Beverage for Latin America.

In addition, “The necessary force to dispense is ideal as it’s easy and intuitive for everyone including seniors and children,” explains Ana Toledo, Regional Market Development Manager for Aptar Food + Beverage in Latin America.

Aptar Food + Beverage continues to delight and improve the lives of consumers through innovative packaging! Contact us at infofood.gbl@aptar.com to learn more about this and many other Aptar innovations!

Aptar Food + Beverage Wins Two Marking Awards at FBIF in China

On April 18, the Food & Beverage Innovation Forum (FBIF) announced the winners of the ‘Marking Awards’ in China. Commissioned by Food & Beverage Innovation Forum (FBIF), Marking Awards 2017 is a global packaging design competition which aims to gather world-class designers, promote creative and practical designs.

Out of the nearly 400 different packaging designs from 124 organizations worldwide, two Aptar Food + Beverage solutions, Hydrant and Versa Spout, received awards for the categories Technology and Functionality.

A jury of 24 selected professionals from top international brands and design institutes selected the best solutions, based on the following criteria: aspect of design, relevance, innovation, technology, utility and integrity, adherence to justice, fairness, openness, high standards, and internationalization.

Hydrant is a unique dispensing closure for large format PET bottled water. Hydrant features a handy and soft touch toggle and excellent system built in a two-piece closure (POE + PP) plus venting element. The visible non detachable tamper evident band within the overcap provides product and consumer safety. In addition, the soft POE material offers a simple and intuitive one-hand opening and dispensing, while the venting feature allows for a unique flow rate. Hydrant is a safer, easier, and more intuitive solution, for all ages.

     

 

Versa Spout is a unique, child-friendly pouch fitment with overcap. Its inner valve makes it easy and safer for toddlers to enjoy their favorite puree, apple sauce, pudding, yogurt and beverages. In addition to a visible tamper evidence feature, its unique child-friendly design meets international toy safety requirements, making it safer for little ones to handle. In addition, VersaSpout is convenient for on-the-go consumption on stand-up pouches. Its built-in SimpliSqueeze® valve technology allows for product flow control, allowing for a clean dispense every time!

     

 

Aptar Food + Beverage continues to delight and improve the lives of consumers through innovative packaging! Contact us at infofood.gbl@aptar.com to learn more about these and many other Aptar innovations!

Aptar Food + Beverage Will Showcase the Latest in Pouch Innovations

Aptar Food + Beverage will be exhibiting pouch solutions at the Global Pouch Forum in Miami.

 

Aptar will be displaying their pouch dispensing solutions, which include inverted pouches, child-friendly spouts and closures, and one-piece dispensing spouts.

The latest Aptar pouch innovation is featured on the STANDCAP Pouch. The inverted pouch features a flip-top lid, tamper evident pull ring, and SimpliSqueeze® valve. This award-winning format has brought convenience, cleanliness, and product security to the packaging world. It is revolutionizing categories, and is proven through eye-tracking research to stand out on shelves, when compared with other packaging types.

Aptar’s one-piece dispensing spouts, EZ Pour and Quick Flip feature a flip-top lid, and built-in tamper evidence. These spouts are great for dry foods, such as sugars, cereals, and grains, and viscous foods, such as sauces and condiments.

The child-friendly spouts feature visual tamper evidence to promote safety for toddlers. For parents, the on-the-go convenience of pouches, coupled with Aptar’s SimpliSqueeze® valve with its anti-spill feature leads to ease-of-use and less mess.

 

Visit us at Global Pouch Forum booth A44 to see all of these solutions, and more!

Discover our wide range of innovative pouch solutions and technologies, or contact us at infofood.gbl@aptar.com for additional information.

VIDEO: Dispensing Salad Dressing 'The Aptar Way'

Improving the lives of consumers all over the world with innovative packaging is Aptar Food + Beverage’s passion and mission. For more than 30 years, Aptar has been recognized for helping brands revolutionize a variety of categories, and give consumers exciting new ways to access and dispense products.

Salad dressing is one example of a category that has been revolutionized by Aptar Food + Beverage. Solving consumers’ complaints about the lack of pour control and non-hygienic application of the traditional, non-dispensing package, Aptar’s flip-top closure gives consumers one-hand application convenience, and the SimpliSqueeze® Valve Technology allows them to control the amount of product being dispensed.  Watch the video below to find out how this combination creates an enjoyable experience, and avoids excess dressing being poured onto the salad, without the need for additional tools.


Watch the previously released videos in ‘The Aptar Way’ series to check out other categories such as Infant Formula, Sour Cream, Coffee, and Jelly & Jams, which have been revolutionized by Aptar Food + Beverage.

Has this made you crave innovation as well? Discover our wide range of innovative packaging solutions and technologies, or contact us at infofood.gbl@aptar.com for additional information.

Aptar – delivering solutions, shaping the future!

VIDEO: Dispensing Jelly 'The Aptar Way'

Aptar Food + Beverage is passionate about creating innovative dispensing solutions to improve the lives of consumers around the world.

Jams and jellies is another category that has been revolutionized by Aptar. Whether consumers use it on their toast in the morning, crackers in the afternoon, or with their favorite peanut butter brand, spreading your favorite treat has never been so easy and convenient. Aptar’s Ultra Pour Spout RediSpread™ closure completely eliminates the need for utensils during product dispensing, creating a safe, hygienic and fun experience for consumers of all ages.

Watch the next video in ‘The Aptar Way’ series and see how this exciting Aptar innovation continues to gain the hearts of jelly lovers everywhere.


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Discover our wide range of innovative packaging solutions and technologies, or contact us at infofood.gbl@aptar.com for additional information.

Aptar – delivering solutions, shaping the future.

April 3, 2018

VIDEO: Infant Formula 'The Aptar Way'

Aptar Food + Beverage is passionate about creating innovative dispensing solutions to improve the lives of consumers around the world.

The next video of ‘The Aptar Way’ series shows how Aptar’s proprietary BAP® Technology enables greater hygiene, safety and convenience when preparing an infant formula bottle. This exciting solution engages consumers in a new packaging experience, and ultimately, drives brand loyalty.

  • Easy to open: The Plastic Pull Ring makes it easy and safe to remove the safety liner.
  • Easy to use: Aptar In-mold Scoop technology provides faster, more convenient and more hygienic dispensing than other solutions on the market. The scoop comes on top of the liner, integrated to the closure, while the Scoop Holder keeps it secure above the powder so the user never has to dig for it. That means no powder on the user’s hands, and most importantly, no contamination in the baby’s food.
  • Easy to dose: The scoop leveler makes it simple for care providers to ensure little ones receive the right amount of nutrition without the use of any additional tools.
  • Peace of mind: BAP® Safe and Fresh Seal provides a great sealing performance, maintaining product freshness and acting as a counterfeit deterrent by providing great tamper evidence, giving consumers and brand owners peace of mind that the product is safe.

Did you like this innovation? Discover our wide range of innovative packaging solutions and technologies, or contact us for additional information at infofood.gbl@aptar.com.

Aptar – delivering solutions, shaping the future!

February 28, 2018

VIDEO: Making a Latte 'The Aptar Way'

Delighting consumers through innovative packaging is the passion and mission of Aptar Food + Beverage. This time, Aptar is improving the lives of latte lovers!

The second video in ‘The Aptar Way’ series shows how our pressurized packaging with Aptar’s stock Athena accessory creates the perfect foamy latte in mere seconds. Besides being faster than the conventional way, Aptar’s solution eliminates the need for multiple tools, making it a fun, convenient, on-the-go experience, every time.

Aptar – delivering solutions, shaping the future. Discover our wide range of innovative packaging solutions and technologies, or contact us for additional information at infofood.gbl@aptar.com.

January 23, 2018

VIDEO: Dispensing Sour Cream 'The Aptar Way'!

Aptar Food + Beverage defines ‘The Aptar Way’ as being short for “Disruptive innovation that delights consumers and shapes the future of packaging”. Innovation is in Aptar’s DNA, and it is our mission and passion to continue to help our customers grow and revolutionize the markets they serve.

In the first video of ‘The Aptar Way’ series by the Aptar Food + Beverage team, you will see how our pouch dispensing solution has turned the sour cream category upside down – literally! No more mess, no more struggle! Simply flip the cap open and enjoy a smooth dispense with the perfect product cutoff, and a fun application – every time!

Besides bringing a new level of convenience, this solution delivers an attractive and functional package that has won the hearts of sour cream consumers! As a result, Aptar’s innovative solution received recognition from some of the most prestigious awards in packaging: Ameristar, Brand Packaging, Caps & Closures, DuPont, and WorldStar.

Watch the video to see how the ‘The Aptar Way’ is shaping the future of packaging!

Discover our wide range of innovative packaging solutions and technologies, or contact us for additional information!

November 22, 2017

Aptar Querétaro Named 2016 Trusted Supplier by Mega Alimentos

Aptar’s customer, Mega Alimentos, recently held an event to award their 2016 Trusted Suppliers at their headquarters in Monterrey, Mexico. Aptar’s facility in Querétaro was awarded for high quality standards, including logistics and operations, delivery and customer service.

Aptar’s representatives who were in attendance to recieve this recognition on behalf of the company were Patricia Garza, Continuous Improvement and Quality Leader, and Yessica Palencia, Customer Service Executive working with Mega Alimentos.

“We are proud to have been part of this event where we talked about a ‘win-win’ strategy, not just as a supplier, but as a business partner,” said Patricia Garza.

This type of award brings Aptar closer to our customers and suppliers, and supports our continued commitment to delivering the highest quality in terms of products and services.

Mega Alimentos leveraged Aptar’s 38-400 Classic ReadiSpread and Customized 28mm Snap On solutions to delight their consumers with innovative packaging.

To learn more about Aptar’s innovate solutions, technologies, and services visit our website, or send us an email.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO: Aptar Food + Beverage, Delighting Consumers with Innovativ...

Aptar Food + Beverage’s products are designed to delight consumers with a superior packaging experience, while improving their lives through innovative dispensing solutions. Millions of people around the world rely on our technologies to dispense the products they use every day. We invite you to watch the below video and learn more about our product creation process, as well as Aptar’s innovative solutions.

Aptar Food + Beverage is your partner on delivering solutions that shape the future of packaging.

October 13, 2017

33-400 Directional Snap Top with .187 Orifice

Aptar’s 33-400 Directional Snap Top closure is now available with a .187 orifice.  With the .250 orifice already production ready, the .187 orifice has been added to allow for more controlled dispensing of products with thinner viscosities.

The 33-400 Directional Snap Top has an up-to-date design to enhance shelf appeal, while the contoured lid signals directionality on the store shelf.

The 2-1/8” Ecolite closure comes equipped with Aptar’s SimpliSqueeze® valve technology to provide consumers with a clean and controlled dispense every time.

A raised pouring lip ensures that the product will have precise dispensing and clean cut-off. The elongated and contoured spout helps improve directionality, while the stay-clean lid opens wide and stays open to ensure a clean, no-hassle dispense.

If you would like to know more about the Ecolite closure, please email infofood.gbl@aptar.com or visit our website www.aptar.com.

October 10, 2017

Aptar Launches a 2-1/8” Ecolite Closure with SimpliSqueeze® Va...

Aptar has launched a new closure for the food market called the 2-1/8” 33-400 Ecolite closure with SimpliSqueeze® valve.

Ecolite shares its design with Aptar’s 2-1/8” Ribbed closure, but with a 14% decrease in total weight. This decrease in weight allows us to remain competitively priced in the market, while also delivering on the sustainability goals of our customers.

Ecolite features a wide 2-1/8” diameter lid to allow packages to be inverted and remain stable when not in use.  Inverted applications provide the ultimate in consumer convenience, as the product is always ready to dispense.

The 2-1/8” Ecolite closure comes equipped with Aptar’s SimpliSqueeze valve technology to provide consumers with a clean and controlled dispense every time.

If you would like to know more about the Ecolite closure, please email infofood.gbl@aptar.com or visit our website at www.aptar.com.

October 5, 2017

Aptar Food + Beverage Exhibiting at Gulfood Manufacturing Dubai

Aptar Food + Beverage is passionate about delighting consumers and improving lives with innovative packaging. At Gulfood Manufacturing, Aptar invites you to take a closer look at our latest innovations, including QuickFlip and the 38-400 Royal Snap Top.

The Quick Flip dispensing spout brings consumers a superior packaging experience. This fun to use solution features a visual tamper evident band that promotes product safety. The 38-400 Royal Snap Top brings excitement to the shelves with a unique and premium look. Both Quick Flip and Royal deliver controlled and clean product dispense, using Aptar’s proprietary SimplieSqueeze® valve technology. Quick Flip and Royal are great for your sauces, toppings and spreads.

Gulfood Manufacturing is the region’s largest Food and Beverage processing industry event, taking place October 31- November 2, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, UAE. This exhibition brings together the entire packaging industry, showcasing the latest innovations, new technologies, as well as addressing new market trends to its 35,000+ visitors from over 60 different countries.

Plan your visit today! Register for free and visit us at stand A2-14. Contact us at info.fb@aptar.com if you have any questions or would like to set up a meeting during the trade show.

We look forward to seeing you in Dubai!

Aptar Food + Beverage Redesigns its Polka Dispensing Closure, Bri...

Aptar’s 38-400 closure solution called Polka has been redesigned to give the sauces and condiments consumers a more convenient and exciting experience. Its patented finger recess, combined with an innovative high resistance hinge, will amaze consumers on how easy it is to open. In addition, Aptar’s SimpliSqueeze® valve technology, well-known for revolutionizing the sauces market worldwide, provides non-drip and non-mess dispensing and gives consumers the easy squeeze they crave.

Polka is equipped with drain holes, making it suitable for different filling processes, including hot filling. Request your Polka samples today through our website or contact us for additional information.

 

Aptar Food + Beverage is passionate about delighting consumers and improve lives through innovative packaging. Learn more about Aptar’s innovations at www.aptar.com.

September 28, 2017

Aptar Launches EZ Pour Spouts for an Enhanced Consumer Experience

Aptar is excited to announce the launch of EZ Pour, a one-piece, dispensing spout designed to bring functionality and convenience to dry food products such as candy, granular and powder products, seasonings, pet food and snack foods.

The EZ Pour spout features a convenient flip-lid for easy access and resealability, and offers consumers a controlled, directional pour. The spout also features a built-in tamper evident pull ring, providing consumers with peace of mind by alerting them of any product tampering prior to use.

The EZ Pour spout was developed to improve user experience over current flexible packaging closures, offering a concise pour without the mess. Many flexible pouches on shelves today use zippers or sliders, which do not allow an easy pour.

To learn more about our EZ Pour pouch spout, or any of Aptar’s other stock solutions, please email infofood.gbl@aptar.com or visit www.aptar.com.

September 26, 2017