Closures are a line of our product suite that can be used by most of our customers across the different markets we serve, including home and garden, healthcare and beauty and personal care. Given the breadth of applications in closures, we spoke with Robert Randall, our VP of Dispensing Closures, to get a sense of the closures market, current trends and how our team at Silgan Dispensing is adapting to those trends while meeting customer needs.
What are the key trends you’re seeing in closures?
We’re seeing several key themes in closures right now that mirror what we’re seeing across our customer spectrum from beauty and personal care to home and garden: increased attention on e-commerce, sustainability and customization.
On the e-commerce front, our organization is continually tracking the process and progress of how our products will stand up to rigorous e-commerce testing. Our closures offer an unparalleled confidence when it comes to e-commerce testing and ultimately delivering on our customers’ desire to ensure their consumer has the best product experience.
How is Silgan Dispensing working with customers on sustainability?
Sustainability is a strong focus at Silgan Dispensing. For us, that means investing in PCR (post-consumer recycled resin). We offer 100-percent PCR options for closures, which provides our customers with a way to meet their sustainability goals without sacrificing functionality. We’re currently leading the marketing with this product and our PCR knowledge, and we’re proud to be the only dispensing company to offer this solution. Because of its importance, we expect to explore and expand on our sustainability initiatives.
Are you seeing increased interest in customization when it comes to closures?
We’re seeing more interest from customers in understanding the dimensions of our decoration capabilities (colors, finishes, etc.), and customization is an area in which we excel because we understand how it plays a role in product differentiation and decision-making for consumers. We’re continuing to expand on our customization abilities starting with logo inserts on the top of the closure, finishes, matte-vs.-gloss options and color matching. We understand customization is essential to package differentiation, so no matter the customization technique, we’ll always work with customers to create a custom solution that helps their brand stand out.
Especially in the luxury space, it’s imperative that closures emanate a luxe, higher-end look to differentiate among competitors. The customization techniques continue to evolve from selecting different color finishes to metallization and logo inserts. We embrace this way of thinking, and you can see this particularly with our fragrance products. We pull from our internal experience and experts to create custom solutions for our customers that address their needs and brand positioning. For example, many of our Polyvam closures offer the logo-insert capability, which is a cost-effective way to customize a product and make it suitable for the high-end, luxury market.
What are brands looking for when it comes to closure functionality?
When it comes to functionality, the big question on our customers’ minds is about products holding up to the e-commerce testing process without endangering the overall product packaging and dispensing experience. Being able to deliver on that base need is crucial, but beyond that we’re also able to provide a variety of solutions with different functional features (for example one-piece flip top) that are suitable for e-commerce shipping and meet our customers’ needs.
Closures can play a role in almost every customer’s product portfolio because they can be used for different products. No matter the customer or type of product, our experienced customer service representatives partner with our customers to develop a product solution that fulfills their needs, not just from a price standpoint, but from an overall experience perspective. At Silgan Dispensing, we are committed to creating the best experience for our customers, and to us that means approaching the customer’s needs from a holistic perspective.
Silgan Dispensing Celebrates 5 Billion Sales of the SP05™ Trigger Sprayer
Silgan Dispensing has hit a milestone! We are thrilled to announce that with the launch of SP05 in 2005, we celebrated the production and sale of 5 BILLION units last week. The SP05™ trigger sprayer elevates your brand by delivering an enhanced consumer experience and improved sustainability.
Silgan Dispensing Showcases New Intranasal Solution, Monodose Nasal System
Silgan Dispensing will be highlighting recent solutions including their multidose eye dropper, Iridya®, Gemini™ BE Nasal Pump, and their newest innovation, the recently launched Monodose Nasal System. The Monodose Nasal System is a primeless, ready-to-use device that can be used with one hand from any direction, a benefit of its 360-degree delivery capability. The solution is optimized for bioequivalence to help brands expedite product commercialization.
Silgan Dispensing Launches Replay™, a Sustainably Designed, All-Plastic Refillable Solution at Luxe Pack Monaco
Silgan Dispensing, a global leader in the design, development, and distribution of highly engineered pumps and sprayers in the fragrance, beauty, personal care, healthcare, and home and garden markets, announces the launch of Replay™, an all-plastic refill system using the company’s patented LifeCycle™ Technology. Silgan Dispensing is debuting Replay at Luxe Pack Monaco from October 2-4 at booth RC14.
Silgan Dispensing Launches Next-Generation Self-Dosing Closure, MeaSURE™ 2
Legacy Measure™ closure retired; new features of Measure™ 2 are now stock option. MeaSURE™ 2, a self-measuring, automatic-dosing closure that consistently dispenses the correct amount of liquid with a simple squeeze. The enhanced engine within MeaSURE™ 2 boasts improved accuracy (+-10%) and consistency over the previous generation.
Mark VII® Max Style: Brighten the spray experience for your sun care products
Comfortable and versatile with a sunny style, Mark VII® Max Style gives your sun care products a fresh boost. Featuring a curved profile for a soft, friendly look and easy actuation even when fingers have oil or lotion on them, Mark VII® Max Style is the ideal spray experience.
The One-Handed M3 Travel Size Foamer For Summer Travelers
For summer travelers who need beauty and personal care products that can keep up with their on-the-go lifestyle, Silgan's M3 Foamer was ergonomically designed for one-handed operation. Its travel size and effortless actuation make it perfect for dispensing skincare, personal care, suncare and children’s products wherever you go.
Balancing Form and Ergonomics in Dispensing Design
Ergonomics is a broad science, but for the purposes of dispensing design, it’s the practice of developing products that support and align with the natural movements and posture of the people they’re designed for. What may seem like an innocuous trigger sprayer or aerosol button actually is (or should be) the result of considerable research so that it feels like a natural extension of a person’s hand or finger when in use.
Silgan Dispensing Partners With Stella McCartney for Latest Beauty Launch
Silgan Dispensing was excited to partner with Stella McCartney Beauty on their latest beauty launch featuring a unique refill system 100% made in France at our Lacrost Plant. With sustainability in mind, we supplied our Airless NEA pump with twist lock system, which reduced plastic use by eliminating the need for an overcap.
Spouted Closures at Silgan Dispensing
Silgan Dispensing’s spouted closures are the optimal option for your range of chemical, automotive, and household products for pinpoint directional dispensing. Give consumers a positive brand experience with your products with our precise spouted and fan orifice dispensing closures.
The Updated LX Pump
For over 30 years, our LX pump has been used by iconic brands across the globe and the new design improvements answer current e-commerce application requirements and features optimized sealing. These changes are designed with the modern consumer experience in mind—one where online shopping and on-the-go lifestyles are the norm.
Mark VII® Max for Dermatological Formulas: Versatile and Powerful
When applying difficult dermatological formulas, give patients what they need at one touch with Mark VII® Max; consistency and control. Designed with excellent priming and smooth actuation, it is ideal for sprays, creams and more. Now available with an ultra-fine mist spray insert for a gentler application.
Designed for on-the-go use: Silgan Dispensing's M3 Foamers
A travel-size evolution of the F3 and G3 handheld pumps, M3 gives consumers the convenience of portable dispensing for their skincare, personal care, sun care, hair care and kids’ care products. Its rounded shape provides a foundation for customization, from nozzle design to foam characteristics. Add effortless actuation and you have a winning formula for consumers looking to take their favorite foam products wherever they go.
Silgan Dispensing Provides Numerous Products for Animal Health
Silgan Dispensing is proud to provide numerous products for animal health in recognition of the International Day of Veterinary Medicine. From fine mist to trigger sprayers, Silgan Dispensing has the solutions to help veterinarians achieve a better and easier application for their patients.
Silgan Dispensing Introduces Gemini™ BE Nasal Pump at CPHI Frankfurt
To help pharmaceutical brands deliver faster-to-market nasal spray solutions, Silgan Dispensing, a global leader in the design, development and distribution of highly engineered pumps and sprayers in the pharmaceutical, home and beauty markets, announces the launch of the Gemini™ BE Nasal Pump.
Silgan Dispensing Expands Its Lawn and Garden Portfolio with the SoloDex™ Hose End Sprayer
The newest addition to Silgan Dispensing’s hose-end sprayer portfolio boasts an intuitive and simple one-handed-use design. Developed from the latest consumer trends, the SoloDex™ Hose End Sprayer delivers exceptional performance with optimized ergonomics.
Silgan Dispensing Announces the Development of ReVive™ 2cc and 4cc Dispensers Following Recyclability Recognition
lgan Dispensing has made further progress toward its goal to develop more sustainable dispensing solutions following meeting or exceeding the voluntary APR Design® Critical Guidance Recognition Program requirements on two new dispensers.
Silgan Dispensing launches automatic dosing closure, MeaSURE™
Silgan announces the launch of MeaSURE: an innovative closure with a built-in chamber that delivers convenient, controlled dosing with the use of one hand. the closure dispenses the exact amount needed for the intended application and reloads within seconds.
Silgan Dispensing launches recyclable trigger sprayer to bring enhanced sustainability to market
Silgan Dispensing, a global leader in the design, development and distribution of highly engineered pumps and sprayers in the home, health and beauty markets, today announces the launch of SP05TM R trigger sprayer, its latest product made with LifeCycleTM Technology.
Interview on the intersection of innovation and sustainability
Innovation and sustainability are arguably two of the biggest trends in business today. As prevalent as they are, what they mean can vary greatly. For Silgan Dispensing, innovation and sustainability are used to inform all aspects of the company – from products, to people and operations.
Silgan Dispensing expands number of ISCC PLUS certified manufacturing facilities
Two of Silgan Dispensing's plants in France, Le Tréport and Lacrost, have attained ISCC PLUS Certification. Last fall, its plants in Thomaston and Watertown Connecticut also achieved ISCC PLUS Certification. With the certification, Silgan Dispensing is able to trace the amount of renewable materials used throughout its manufacturing process.
- Elizabeth Barr
- Product Info
- Created 16 Jul 2018
- Modified 27 Aug 2018
- Hits 1992