Wine capsules: what are the characteristics to pay attention to
Wine and sparkling wine bottles would not be the same without their capsules. Not only do they help protect the contents of the bottle, but they also give the product an elegant and functional look. But how to choose among the various capsules on the market? In this article, we discuss the aspects to pay attention to when choosing.
From raw material to wine capsule rolls
Before we begin, let’s talk briefly about the starting raw materials and the production processes involving them.
Our company manufactures laminates for wine capsules in a variety of materials, starting with aluminum (which is combined with polyethylene to produce polylaminates in the ALU/PE/ALU structure), through PVC, to more innovative solutions in PETG.
These materials are processed and enter a production process that involves other raw materials (typically glue, lacquer, and varnishes) and consists of several steps, such as:
This leads to the capsule rolls that everyone in the industry is familiar with.
The main aspect to pay attention to: performance
The key element to consider when choosing laminates for wine capsules is their performance. How are these performances measured? In terms of machinability. The laminate must be easily machinable by the capsule machine and allow the machine to run at a certain speed. In addition, it is important that the tape be durable. Otherwise, it could break and cause production stops.
We at Effegidi, thanks to our many years of experience and continuous search for the best processes and suppliers, know how to manage materials and production processes so that we can offer our customers high-performance products. Our laminate rolls wrap well around machinery and are easily shaped, allowing for high productivity and excellent yield.
Choosing sustainable materials
Another aspect to consider when choosing the material that makes up our wine capsules is the degree of sustainability. Today, more than ever, we cannot disregard the environment. For this reason, we at Effegidi have developed a PETG solution that allows us to have a single-material and 100% recyclable capsule. PETG has strong thermal stability, has excellent fixing and mechanical properties, can be laminated or painted, and is suitable for customization of all kinds. All this makes it a valid alternative to PVC.
Our commitment to sustainability extends to researching innovative materials that are part of the world of bioplastics. Upon specific request, we are available to study PLA solutions in collaboration with our customers.
Effegidi: your partner for the production of laminates for wine capsules
We handle different types of materials, lacquers and adhesives, and from their combination we arrive at the production of highperformance wine capsule laminates. It is precisely the excellent performance that makes our products appreciated by some of the world’s leading capsule manufacturers!