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Olive Oil Packaging Tips

Storage and packaging is a very significant step of any food, including olive oil. In fact, olive oil shelf life can be influenced by different factors, from olive quality to processing technologies; however, the selection of proper storage conditions, including packaging, can be of great importance. Hence, the time you start the olive oil packaging process, you must have a thought about the following factors.

Study the products that have already gained shelf space. What makes one stand out from the others?
Check about what kind of packaging is used and why. The answers might surprise you. Often times, it is how attentively the oil is packaged that makes the difference between moving off the shelves and gathering dust on them.
Equally important is that your package protects the product. A clear bottle might show off a pretty harvest-fresh color, but it certainly won’t protect the integrity of the oil from damaging exposure to light. So check what kind of bottle you would want to store th…

How the Demand for Glass Bottle Closures Increase?

A bottle closure is, nothing but a device that seals the contents inside of a bottle, protecting those contents from dust, spilling, evaporation, and/or from the atmosphere itself.

In the olden days there was limited demand for glass bottles and jars since most goods were stored in barrels, pottery jugs, wooden boxes, burlap sacks, etc. Most people also lived off the land and had limited need for glass bottles; they also lacked the resources to pay for such luxuries. Thus, the demand to create variety of closures was limited as cork sufficed for virtually all of the stored products of the time.

The use of bottles - and the need for varied closures to seal them - arose when the market started manufacturing products like liquor, wine, olive oil, patent medicines etc. With the expansion of these demands came the need for suitable containers all of which had to be properly sealed to function. Thus the need for glass bottled goods also increased rapidly. And parallel with the creativ…

Basic Properties of Wine Bottle Closure

To afford the necessary protection, the materials from which the wine bottle closure is to be made must show certain basic properties as listed below:

The material should be impervious to any possible contaminants.
The closure must not absorb foreign substances e.g. absorption of water, dust, germs, etc
The container and the closure should not react together
The closure must be capable of clear labeling, often difficult, for example, with plastics.
The closure/material must protect the wine from light and heat
The container and the closure should not react together, either alone or in the presence of the product. This can occur with a certain combination of dissimilar materials.
Keeping the above properties in mind, aluminum tends to be the best material for wine bottle closure. Aluminum meets the food & health food standards and shows optimal performance in terms of storage and protection. Thanks to the aluminum’s superior barrier qualities - the quality of the wine remains at peak co…

Aluminum Closures for Today’s Wines

Years ago, about 80%-90% (approx) of all wine bottles produced in the world were sealed with natural cork. Today, thanks to aluminum, only 40-50% (approx) of all bottles produced globally are corked. More and more winemakers are shifting their bottle closures to aluminum bottle caps so that it reduces their risk of product spoilage to ensure that their name on a wine bottle stands the test of time as well as their rich heritage.

How did aluminum screw-cap take over corks?

The aluminum screw-cap provides better insulation to the wine from oxygen than cork.
It eliminates the nasty smell that TCA (trichloroanisole) gives out from ‘cork taint’.
Aluminum capped wines contributed more consistency in flavor and taste even when the wine ages, than those bottles, closed with a cork.
The aluminum caps are cost-effective as compared to the corks.
Waste aluminum can be recycled. It saves energy and helps prevent pollution.
Nipra takes pride in offering aluminum bottle caps. The team has extensive kn…