United Caps awarded for its Bump Cap product
publié le lundi 27 novembre 2023
United Caps, an international manufacturer of caps and closures, have been awarded Gold at the inaugural Save Food Design Awards held at the Shanghai World of Packaging event (SWOP 23) for its Bump Cap product, developed in collaboration with Mimica. Astrid Hoffmann-Leist, United Caps’ Chief Innovation and Communication Officer, accepted the award on behalf of the company.
“We are proud to have received this prestigious inaugural award,” said Hoffmann-Leist, who is stationed in Malaysia and responsible for all business activities in the Asia Pacific region in her additional role as Business Director. “As closure experts, we are in a unique position to develop very ambitious and complex closures, both through our own research and development, as well as in collaboration with innovators like Mimica.”
Bump Cap is an innovative one-of-a-kind solution designed to reduce global food waste by making it easy to determine whether food products continue to be safe to consume. This intelligent freshness indicator is designed to change the way people think about what a cap can do and how they can actively fight food waste. The Bump Cap makes it easy to determine if contents have begun to degrade. Not only is reducing food waste important for the planet, but this alone also reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as food waste is responsible for up to 10% of the world’s GHG emissions. Once the beverage begins to degrade, bumps occur on the top of the cap, giving a tactile indicator of freshness.
Using patented gel technology that is much more accurate than a ‘best before’ date, Bump Cap has been proven to extend shelf and storage life and can be used on most perishable products, including milk and juices. This gel technology is embedded in the Bump Cap and activated upon first opening of the beverage. Without any physical contact with beverage contents, it uses time and temperature to accurately measure when the beverage spoils.