Innovative Bottle Cap can tell you if your Food is Still Fresh or Not.

Innovative Bottle Cap can tell you if your Food is Still Fresh or Not.

In the world of packaging innovation, United Caps and Mimica have teamed up to introduce a groundbreaking solution for ensuring food safety – the Mimica Bump Cap. These specially designed bottle caps provide a tactile indication of the freshness of the contents, offering a reliable method for distinguishing whether a product has spoiled.

Designer: United Caps and Mimica Lab

Originally conceived with the visually impaired in mind, the Mimica Bump Cap has evolved into a versatile tool that benefits a broader audience. For individuals who cannot rely on visual cues such as best-by dates, these caps offer a tactile alternative to determine the freshness of the product. Moreover, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, where loss of smell became a prevalent symptom, these caps become invaluable to those who can no longer smell and determine the freshness of products.

These caps contain a patented gel technology that activates upon the first opening of the beverage. This innovative gel doesn’t come into direct contact with the beverage contents, maintaining a hygienic barrier. Instead, it utilizes a combination of time and temperature to accurately gauge the freshness of the product. The simplicity of the technology ensures that consumers can easily interpret the status of their beverage.

Reading the Mimica Bump Cap is a straightforward process. A smooth swipe across the surface of the cap indicates that the beverage is still fresh and safe for consumption. However, a bumpy texture suggests that the contents have started to spoil, prompting users to be cautious. This intuitive design makes it accessible to a wide range of consumers, regardless of their visual or olfactory abilities.


The versatility of this cap extends to its compatibility with a variety of perishable products, including milk and juices. As these caps rely on the fundamental principles of time and temperature, they can be effectively employed across a spectrum of goods, ensuring that consumers can trust the freshness of their purchases and store them aptly for waste reduction.

By incorporating the Mimica Bump Cap into their packaging, companies can elevate consumer confidence in the quality and safety of their products. The transparency offered by these caps empowers consumers to make informed decisions about their purchases, reducing the likelihood of consuming spoiled or expired goods.

Ultimately, the Mimica Bump cap helps boost sustainability too, allowing people to rely on real metrics instead of an arbitrary expiry date. This helps people ensure they’re eating fresh food, and finishing their perishables before they expire. Approximately 17% of global food production ends up getting wasted, but the Mimica Bump Cap can help reduce that.