Aptar’s History: A lifetime of adapting solutions and changing the future.
This inventive closure strives to meet the needs of consumers and fulfill their desires for safer, cleaner and more functional products, while still keeping the infant formula protected and the brand reputation intact.
Protected area to enhance Safety: the key for infant formula
Safety is key for infant formula, which is why NEO is manufactured in a safe production environment called High Care. This protected area shields the manufacturing process, and enhances safety and hygiene measures to the highest level, in an effort to keep products free of any contamination. This innovative industrial environment was specifically designed to take into account the constraints, risks, and regulations around the packing of sensitive milk formula powder.
Filling Line Efficiency: innovative closure
When designing NEO, every aspect was considered in an effort to better protect the product inside from external contaminants, a major concern for infant nutrition producers. This innovative closure integrates a flex-band that, although firm, molds itself to fit a variety of containers.
The flex-band was designed to guard and protect the infant formula from insects, and has been validated by several independent laboratories. Its low application force is suitable for a mechanical or manual application, and the centering mechanism helps to easily center the closure onto the can.
NEO closure for infant designed to be handled with just one hand
NEO was inspired by all those who contribute to an infant’s well-being. Aptar completed numerous studies to better understand the consumer journey, pain points, and the intimate relationships between the package and the user. As a result, NEO was designed to be handled with just one hand, thanks to its ergonomic shape and its robust hinge.
Upon opening the closure, consumer will see that the customized scoop is not touching the infant formula, promoting less contamination. With one hand consumers can unlock, use, and replace the scoop back to the holder, keeping feeding time clean and easy. Once finished, the lid can be easily resealed by pressing the press-to-close area. The audible click gives consumers peace-of-mind that the container is closed, and the infant formula is protected.
Two diameters and three different manufacturing finishes
NEO comes in two diameters – 99 mm and 127 mm – which can be sealed onto all standard infant formula containers, whether they are metal or composite.
NEO is also able to mold itself to fit within a brand’s image, and allows companies to choose between three different manufacturing finishes:
- in-mold labeling;
- bi-injection molding.
Numerous aspects of safety and convenience were taken into consideration when designing NEO. This closure fulfills the needs of both brands and consumers, providing differentiation, precision, protection, and convenient for all.