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Amcor Capsules Launches a ‘Greener’ Screw Cap

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Amcor Capsules, Swiss-based manufacturer of  closures for wine and spirits, has improved the sustainability performance of its market-leading STELVIN aluminium screw cap range by reducing its carbon footprint by up to 35 per cent.

According to the compny, the production of a STELVIN screw cap now emits up to 35% less carbon emissions compared to a standard screw cap produced with European aluminum sheets.

This is made possible thanks to the introduction of up to 46-percent recycled aluminium and the careful selection of low-carbon primary aluminium which are certified and independently verified³ in the manufacturing process.

This reduction applies immediately to STELVIN and all 30H60 screw caps produced in Europe, North America and South America for wine and spirits brands.

Brands can also go further in their sustainability journey and select PVDC4 free liner named STELVIN INSIDE.

The improvements are immediately available to customers worldwide. This greener version of the STELVIN screw cap takes part in Amcor Capsules’ TRANSPARENCE program—a sustainability program of continuous improvement that aims to support the wine and spirits industry that was launched in July 2023.

Yannick Magnon, General Manager of Amcor Capsules, says: “We were the market pioneers in 1964 with the launch of the first screw cap for wine.

“Since then, STELVIN has been recognized and praised by winemakers worldwide as setting the standard for quality and as one of the most sustainable capping solutions in the industry. We always aim for the best for our customers, and we wanted to go further to help them achieve their own sustainability goals.”

According to Magnon, STELVIN carbon footprint reduction shows Amcor Capsules’ commitment to increase recycled content use and mitigate the environmental impact of its products.

This announcement supports Amcor’s pledge to reduce its carbon footprint and is part of its ongoing commitment to the SBTi, which commits the company to reach net zero emissions by 2050.


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