Wine has predominantly been packed in one-way glass bottles since the 17th century. Recently, we have seen some changes in this market and also in consumer habits and preferences. The packaging needs to be lighter, to be more ecological, to have greater differentiation in the design, and so on. As innovative products as screw caps and synthetic corks have found their way into the wine market, RESILUX also wants to introduce the new PET bottle for wine applications.
750 ml wine bottle in glass weighs between 480 gr and 620 gr. With PET, we are able to offer weight-reduction of up to 90%, as the standard wine bottle weighs 48 gr. But as wine is also an oxygen- sensitive product, RESILUX has developed the ResiOx® product range, which can guarantee a longer shelf-life of the wine in PET. The ResiOx® range has three variations depending on customer need:
- ResiOx® 3 gives you a minimum of three months of no oxygen ingress through the PET bottle
- ResiOx® 6 gives you a minimum of six months of no oxygen ingress through the PET bottle
- ResiOx® 9 gives you a minimum of nine months of no oxygen ingress through the PET bottle
Besides the wine's sensitivity to oxygen, we also know that light can affect the wine's flavour over a period of time. RESILUX can also offer a solution for this phenomenon with wine-specific colour stabilisers and UV blockers.