All posts by Candace Damato

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 or visit our website

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 or visit our website at

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 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.


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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 or visit

September 26, 2017

New STANDCAP Pouch Featuring Aptar’s Sierra Closure

Aptar is excited to launch Sierra, our new, inverted pouch dispensing solution for the STANDCAP Pouch, which brings differentiation and increased functionality to the market. This innovative packaging format offers heightened shelf visibility for brands and a superior packaging experience for consumers. The package provides 99% product evacuation, and eliminates the need for utensils, creating less mess when dispensing. The unique closure and pouch design make this package easy and convenient to store. The STANDCAP Pouch is a great solution for food products like dairy, sauces and condiments, spreads, jellies, honey and salad dressing. It can also be used for beauty and home products such as lotions, shampoo and conditioners, sun care, dish care and automotive.

The Sierra closure by Aptar features a flip-lid with a customizable SimpliSqueeze® valve, which provides controlled dispensing and a clean product cut off. The closure allows for convenient, one-handed opening and closing, and offers stability for the entire package. Additionally, the solution features a built-in, tamper evident pull-ring, aiding in product freshness and safety.

To give customers access to this complete, turnkey solution, Aptar has partnered with Glenroy as the premade pouch supplier. Glenroy leverages Volpak’s converting technology to deliver STANDCAP as a premade pouch, and Viking Masek as the provider of fill and seal equipment.

Featured at PackExpo Las Vegas, September 25-27, Aptar invites you to visit Volpak (C-3800) and Viking Masek (C-5422) to see the new STANDCAP Pouch, featuring Sierra by Aptar!

To learn more about Aptar’s solutions for the STANDCAP Pouch, contact us at

September 25, 2017

Award-Winning Daisy Sour Cream Package

Aptar’s revolutionary dispensing solution made the Daisy Squeeze Sour Cream pouch a sure winner in innovative packaging.

Since the launch of Daisy Squeeze Sour Cream two years ago, the pouch has won numerous awards for its innovative technology and revolutionary design. The awards have ranged from regional to global, and include some of the most prestigious packaging awards: Ameristar, Brand Packaging, Caps & Closures, DuPont and WorldStar. For each award, the package was judged against various criteria, ranging from sustainability, to packaging innovation, to consumer convenience.

The packaging features an inverted pouch with a dispensing solution by Aptar, which includes a tamper evident pull ring, and a custom closure with valve. The built-in tamper evidence gives consumers a sense of safety and freshness, while the flip lid closure and large valve provide convenience and control when dispensing. This combination, along with the revolutionary inverted pouch format for this category, made Daisy Squeeze Sour Cream a sure winner in innovative packaging.

Contact us to learn more about Aptar’s innovative solutions at

June 14, 2017

Quick Flip by Aptar: The Next Generation in Flexible Dispensing

Aptar is excited to announce Quick Flip, a spout solution that has been designed with improved convenience and cleanliness for the stand-up pouch consumer.

This one piece solution featuring a tamper evident tear band is intuitive, easy to use and enables one-handed convenience with its flip-top lid.  The design directly improves the consumer experience by eliminating the need for a liner, while giving consumers the confidence that the lid is closed with an audible “click”. This innovative solution can be combined with Aptar’s proprietary valve technology, SimpliSqueeze®, to create the perfect flow control. While providing consumers with an accurate dispense, SimpliSqueeze® also helps to keep the package clean by offering product cut-off, and preventing product build-up around the spout area.

With its unique design, Quick Flip promotes product differentiation, making the packaging stand-out on the shelves and effectively attracting consumers’ attention. Key food categories that benefit from using the Quick Flip spout include: sauces and condiments, jams and honey, among other product categories.

For more information on Quick Flip or other Aptar solutions, please visit or send an email to or

April 13, 2017

The BAP® Experience: Excite, Engage, Repeat

Aptar’s BAP® (Bonded Aluminum to Plastic) technology delivers the ultimate packaging experience that can drive repeat purchases

Brand loyalty is the ultimate goal of brand owners around the globe, but it is not always easy to achieve. Often, brand owners believe that using innovation to create a differentiated package that stands out and attracts consumers’ attention, might be enough to establish a long-term relationship with the brand. However, differentiation is only the first piece of the puzzle.

To truly conquer consumers’ hearts and loyalty, innovation also needs to deliver an enjoyable experience that makes them remember your product. This second piece of the puzzle, a memorable and positive experience, is ultimately what creates an emotional connection between consumers and your brand, making them crave that experience again and again.

This is exactly what BAP® does. No matter what market you are in, BAP® creates exciting opportunities to accentuate your brand, engaging consumers with a unique and enjoyable experience, and driving repeat purchases.

Discover “The BAP® Experience” at or contact us at to learn more about BAP®. We also invite you to watch the following video about the BAP® Experience.

April 6, 2017

New International Delight One Touch Latte

A Frothing Coffee Creamer Experience from International Delight!


WhiteWave Foods partnered with Aptar Food + Beverage to create an innovative package format for their International Delight coffee creamer brand. Their new, One Touch Latte brings the café latte experience right into your home.

This new package uses Aptar’s new, stock Athena accessory and valve.  By simply pressing the actuator, it creates a frothing effect when dispensed directly into coffee. This provides a unique dispensing feature to enhance consumers’ overall latte experience without the need of expensive and complex latte machines. Try International Delights’ exciting new One Touch Latte coffee creamer package and share in the fun of transforming your daily coffee routine.

If you would like to know more about the Athena accessory, or other Aptar solutions, please email

March 15, 2017

Daisy Squeeze Sour Cream Wins WorldStar Packaging Award

Daisy Squeeze Sour Cream has started off 2017 by receiving another award! The WorldStar Packaging Award, from the World Packaging Organization, is the most recent of the Daisy closure’s five total awards. A panel of judges compared similar packages submitted worldwide, and awards were given to those considered to be an improvement over other packages within its category.

The award submission highlighted the improved ease-of-use to consumers stating, “The Daisy Squeeze Sour Cream pouch allows consumers a no-mess way to dispense sour cream right on to their food, versus the current tub package format. The squeezable pouch provides an improved user experience by eliminating the hassle of trying to get an even spread, and the need for utensils.”

To learn more about this customer solution, or any of Aptar’s stock solutions for food products, please email