Amcor Launches New EasyPeel Wine Opening System
A new capsule design from Amcor is making wine easier to open, while preserving time-honoured traditions that are important to discriminating aficionados.
The EASYPEEL wine-opening system uses a one-piece aluminium capsule engineered to open wine bottles along a clean line, every time. Unlike other technologies that rely on pull tabs, EASYPEEL allows consumers and professionals to use traditional bottle openers.
“We created EASYPEEL for everyone who loves wine,” explained Nicolas Freynet, General Manager, Amcor Capsules. “From people enjoying a glass with dinner to those serving dozens of bottles daily, everyone can now cut a perfect line, every time.
“The most important beneficiaries of this innovation, however, may be the wine makers themselves.”
With EASYPEEL, users place the knife from an opener at a point indicated on the capsule and peel back to create a clean and consistent opening. The improved design prevents tearing, over-cutting or removing the entire capsule – all of which can detract from the carefully crafted aesthetics wine brands work to develop.
The system requires no design or manufacturing changes during the bottling process. Also, the aluminium capsules offer the elegance of tin at a considerably more stable price.
EASYPEEL will make its public debut January 30 in the Amcor Booth (#1710) at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, Sacramento, CA.
About Amcor Capsules
Amcor Capsules is a market leader specializing in the design and manufacture of capsules and closures for wine, sparkling wine and spirits. Amcor Capsules has plants in France, Canada, USA and Chile.
Amcor (ASX: AMC; www.amcor.com) is a global leader in developing and producing high-quality, responsible packaging for a variety of food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical-device, home- and personal-care, and other products. Amcor works with leading companies around the world to protect their products and the people who rely on them, differentiate brands, and improve supply chains through a broad range of flexible packaging, rigid containers, specialty cartons, closures, and services. The company’s more than 33,000 people generate more than US$9 billion in sales from operations that span about 200 locations in 40-plus countries.