O-I and Amorim give glass a new twist
www.glass-international.com, June 20 2013
Owens-Illinois (O-I) has joined forces with Amorim, a producer of cork stoppers, to develop HELIX: A cork-glass wine packaging solution.
The ‘twist to open’ concept combines an ergonomically designed stopper made from cork and a glass bottle with an internal thread finish in the neck (pictured).
According to testing conducted by Amorim and O-I, wine packaged in HELIX glass bottles with cork stoppers showed no alteration in terms of taste, aroma or colour. In addition, customers also appreciated retaining the festive ‘pop’ associated with opening a bottle of wine.