Projects

Mills Cap

Product: Cap
Client: Mills DA
Collaborator:  Scandinavian Design Group, Graphic Design

strengthen marked position by improving design and user experience

To stand out among their competitors Mills wanted a new cap for mayonnaise and caviar products with improved ergonomics and functionality. The new cap should fit the current tubes with minimal of changes.

We collected valuable input from focus groups, and Mills user panels, through the process, allowing us to build rapid prototype models, for evaluation in early phases. Testing physical models are essential keeping an efficient design process, and a quick small production series was setup by K8 to test correct size and materials. K8 also engineered and detailed the different caps and participated throughout production and testing.
K8 also guided Mills though the patent application. An important part of the product innovation to build sustainable value.

The new double nozzle cap is now on the market, and mayonnaise got a smart dosage adjustment function. The unique cap consists of two parts that make it possible to choose whether you want thick or thin mayonnaise strips.

The new cap also allows the tube to stand or hang and improved size and details makes the cap easier to hold, open and close. The new size also got another important purpose. This size ensures the cap not being swallowed by babies/ young children.

Text and graphic element are important details to build and strengthen Mills identity.

Here’s how the new cork works:

Unscrew the cap and use the star at the top to pierce the tube as usual, and you now get the familiar strip of Mills mayonnaise.
Would you rather have a thin strip of mayonnaise? Put the cap back on and pull only the outer part of the cap.  – Enjoy!

Last but not least, the new cap cause minimal adjustments for the filling line, making this improvement of design and user experience cost-effective.


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