Sanner launches new senior-friendly FOG 27 closure

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The new FOG 27 closure for effervescent tablets from Sanner is easier and faster to open compared to conventional closures – not only for best-agers.

About a quarter of adults consume nutritional supplements such as vitamins or minerals, often sold as effervescent tablets. About half of these consumers are 60 years or older; so-called best-agers. Subsequently, good and easy handling of the packaging is especially important. “For producers of food supplements this is a decisive factor,” says Ursula Hahn, product manager at Sanner. “In case of bad experiences with the packaging, repurchase rates decline considerably.”

To find a remedy, Sanner has developed the new, user-friendly FOG 27 closure – and let consumers judge in a comprehensive study. The most striking result of the test is that 87 percent of the participants confirmed the intuitive opening. Apart from the easy removal of the warranty band, testers particularly appreciated the painless, single-handed opening. They neither complained about pressure marks on their thumb, nor about aching fingers. As far as opening time is concerned, the new FOG 27 also stands out from conventional closures: participants required approximately a third of the time to open the FOG 27 (9.2 instead of 25.8 seconds). Moreover, the amount of physical effort needed for the first opening is significantly lower: 12 newton instead of 36 newton.

In terms of tightness, the FOG 27 is just as reliable as conventional closures: despite the easy opening, full product protection is ensured. “One of the reasons,” Ursula Hahn explains, „is that the FlipTop of the new closure is tightly attached to the tube and can be intuitively closed.” Another advantage: the closure cannot get lost. This way, a small packaging optimization provides significantly higher convenience and customer satisfaction. Thanks to the good handling, around 90 percent of best-agers would buy the product with the user-friendly FOG 27 closure again.