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Jet Technologies has brought a completely recyclable wine hood to Australia and New Zealand.

Billed as the only material in the world to be 100 per cent biocompatible, the polymer used in the hood is made of vegetable matter and free of glue, and is also certified for food contact.

According to Daniel Malki, general manager of Jet Technologies, the product uses a thick alloy material while the remaining 80 per cent is made of plant-based carbons, and is soft and pliant while still being resistant, making it good for sparkling wine hoods.

“Recyclability is increasingly on the minds of Australian and New Zealand consumers, as well as wine producers.

“We’re excited to be the first to bring to the local market a unique product that adds to the recyclability of wine products,” he said.

The hood can be printed with a combination of up to three print processes each time, and its production creates energy savings equivalent to 20 per cent, said Malki.

“The wine hoods have been a big success in the Indonesian market for us recently, and we have no doubt they will prove even more popular in Australia and New Zealand,” he said.

It also complies with all European and non-European regulation for contact with foodstuffs.

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