Chadwicks and Tekplas unveil spoon-in-lid solution for infant formula packaging

Pre-cut lidding manufacturer Chadwicks, in collaboration with plastic engineering specialist, Tekplas, has developed a spoon-in-lid solution for the infant formula market in New Zealand, Australia and East Asia.

In a departure from traditional packaging, which involves placing the scoop spoon inside the can of formula, this solution incorporates a plastic spoon securely sealed within the over-lid, with a transparent die-cut lid provided by Chadwicks. The over-lid and scoop are injection-moulded by Tekplas, and all the components of the packaging including the aluminium can, over-lid, scoop, and die-cut lid, are fully recyclable.

“The issue with the existing packaging is that the scoop becomes submerged within the contents of the can. By partnering with Chadwicks, we have introduced a significantly more user-friendly and accessible solution, explained Scott Laurence Tekplas’ general manager. “Consumers can simply open the over-lid, peel away the clear pre-cut lid, and have the scoop spoon readily available for use.”

John Harrison, technical sales manager for Australia/New Zealand at Chadwicks, added, “Packaging must combine functionality and user-friendliness to meet customer expectations, and the key to achieving this is through collaboration and innovation. While this application of a die-cut lid is a novel approach for both Chadwicks and Tekplas, it has already proven to be highly effective.”

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