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Amcor has developed a new aluminium capsule for wine bottles, which can be removed with a standard bottle opener.

The Easypeel system uses a one-piece aluminium capsule which the company says opens along a clean line every time. Unlike pull tab technologies, consumers can place the knife from a bottle opener at an indicated point and peel it back.

No tearing, cutting or removal of the capsule is needed, according to Nicolas Freynet, general manager, Amcor Capsules, which preserves the wine brand’s aesthetic.

“We created Easypeel for everyone who loves wine. 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,” he said.

Amcor claims that no design or manufacturing changes are needed during the bottling process, and that the aluminium capsules offer the benefits of tin at a more stable price.

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