HELIX One of Ten Finalists of Dutch Packaging Innovation Contest De Gouden Noot 2016

HELIX One of Ten Finalists of Dutch Packaging Innovation Contest De Gouden Noot 2016

Schiedam - HELIX, the innovative cork-glass wine packaging solution developed by O-I and Amorim, has been selected as one of the ten finalists of the 2016 Dutch Packaging Innovation Contest ‘De Gouden Noot’ (The Golden Walnut). With De Gouden Noot the NVC (Netherlands Packaging Centre) stimulates innovation of packaging and packaged products. The unique trophy with a solid golden walnut inside is the symbol of the contest.

The jury reflects the entire supply chain of packaged products and evaluates a comprehensive assessment of the innovativeness of the entries. In the finale, on November 2nd 2016, the jury will decide which finalists win the golden, silver and bronze award. Who will actually hold the trophy with the solid golden walnut in his hands will be announced on the evening of 24 November 2016 at the Award Ceremony in the UFO-shaped Evoluon in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

All finalists are published on www.degoudennoot.com, and will be exhibited ‘on the NVC stand at interpack, the biggest packaging trade fair in the world, that goes through from 4-10 May 2017 in Düsseldorf.

Innovative wine packaging solution for the popular premium wine segment

The HELIX concept combines an ergonomically-designed stopper made from cork and a glass bottle with an internal thread finish in the neck, creating a high performing and sophisticated wine packaging solution. Testing performed on wine packaged in HELIX glass bottles with cork stoppers shows very positive results in terms of taste, aroma or colour. The solution combines all the benefits of cork and glass – quality, sustainability and premium image with user-friendly, re-sealable convenience. It can be quickly and easily implemented by wineries with only a minor adjustment to the existing filling lines.

For more information on HELIX, visit www.helixconcept.com

                                                                                                           

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About O-I

Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI) is the world's largest glass container manufacturer and preferred partner for many of the world's leading food and beverage brands. The Company had revenues of $6.2 billion in 2015 and employs approximately 27,000 people at 80 plants in 23 countries. With global headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio, O-I delivers safe, sustainable, pure, iconic, brand-building glass packaging to a growing global marketplace. For more information, visit o-i.com.

About Amorim

The world’s largest manufacturer of cork stoppers, Amorim (Euronext: COR) has over 140 years’ experience of serving wine producers. Based in Portugal – the largest cork oak forest area in the world – the company supplies cork stoppers to more than 15,000 customers across 82 countries, through a network of fully-owned subsidiaries in every wine market around the world.

Amorim’s wide range of natural and technical stoppers is continually evolving, driven by the company’s extensive R&D process. Technological innovation has steadily improved the performance of cork stoppers in recent years, prompting increasing numbers of wine producers to choose cork in preference to other closures – which has seen Amorim consistently gaining market share.

For more information, visit www.amorim.com or www.amorimcork.com.

 

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About O-I

About O-I 

At O-I Glass, Inc., we love glass and are proud to make more of it than any other glass bottle or jar producer in the world. We elevate products by creating sustainable packaging with emotions, transforming brands into icons, transcending the day-to-day to create meaningful, magical moments. We help food and beverage brands fully express themselves so they can build an emotional bond with consumers. Globally headquartered in Perrysburg, Ohio, our team of more than 27,500 employees at 78 plants in 23 countries worldwide has achieved revenues of $6.7 billion in 2019. We are dedicated to make what matters, to step-by-step shape a healthier and more exciting world. For more information, visit www.o-i.com.