27 April 2010

New Tamper Evident Closure from Guala Closures


A ‘Tamper Evident’ wine screwcap is the latest innovation from leading closures producer Guala Closures Group, who are the first to market with an ROPP (roll on pilfer proof) screwcap sporting a ‘Tamper Evident’ band.

The closure has been a year in research. “Even if the concept is quite simple, the technology behind it certainly isn’t,” explains Marketing Manager Anne Seznec. “We’ve introduced a coloured plastic ring that appears in the narrow space between the glass bottle neck and aluminium skirt once the screwcap has been opened.”

A slightly different aesthetic in the tamper evident area differentiates this new closure from the standard one, but the application, glass finish and pour remains unaffected by the new technology and the price difference will be “negligible”. A bespoke design service is available for this and the other closures produced by Guala Closures Group.

“Wine counterfeiting is a growing concern,” she comments. “Some experts estimate that up to 5% of fine wine sold today is fake. Traditionally, these producers have shied away from alternative closures, but if they can help provide a solution to what is a very real problem then they have to be worth considering.” Guala Closures expects an immediate take-up on this product and Seznec also anticipates that there will be interest from the fine spirits sector also.

Guala Closures Group produces more than eight billion closures a year, with 21 facilities in four continents. The group branched into screwcaps in 2003 and has rapidly become the market leader; with its plants producing aluminium closures for wine, the company’s global footprint allows a fully ‘glocal’ production and door-to-door supply service. The group also places great emphasis on R&D, offering clients and contemporary and innovative new product design service.

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