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Guala Closures launches tamper-evident screwcap

Published:  07 April, 2010

Guala Closures Group has launched a tamper-evident screwcap to help provide a solution to wine and spirit counterfeiting.

The closures producer, is the first to market the ROPP (roll on pilfer-proof) screwcap sporting a ROTE (roll on tamper-evident) band which spent a year in research.

Marketing manager, Anne Seznec said: "Even if the concept is quite simple, the technology behind it certainly isn't. We've introduced a coloured plastic ring that appears in the narrow space between the glass bottle neck and aluminium closure once the screwcap has been opened."

Seznec said a bespoke design service is available, the bottle pour will remain unaffected and the price difference will be negligible.

"Wine counterfeiting is a growing concern. Some experts estimate that up to 5% of fine wine sold today is fake. Traditionally, this market has 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 anticipates that there will also be interest from the fine spirits sector.