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Estal presents Corkcoal, its innovative and sustainable cork and activated charcoal stopper

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Estal, the leading company in the development of premium packaging presents the Corkcoal stopper, which is distinguished by its innovation in materials, its commitment to sustainability and its careful design, worldwide and within the framework of the ProWein fair. 

Complex industrial processes are used in the manufacture of traditional micro granulated cork stoppers, with the consequent use of water, energy and chemical agents. All this with the aim of eliminating unwanted properties (taste, odour, colour, etc.) of the cork. Corkcoal combines two materials; cork and activated charcoal. The latter naturally neutralises and traps unwanted substances in the cork, as well as accepting and integrating variations in colour and size of the micro granulate.

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Corkcoal is unique, therefore, in terms of sustainability because it reduces rejects and raw material waste without sacrificing quality; because the industrial cork washing processes are reduced and chemical bleaches are not used, and, therefore, its carbon footprint is lower. In addition, the active charcoal accelerates the biodegradation process of the stopper. Compared to other stoppers, thanks to its materials, Corkcoal offers a lower transfer of flavours to the product, and being neutral it also has better organoleptic properties.

The Corkcoal collection consists of three models: Sharp, Barrel and Cornice, with two sizes available 21.5 mm and 18.5 mm. Their design makes them perfect for spirits. Charcoal is a key element in the wine and spirit making process and the use of a stopper with this material gives these bottles authenticity.  The material and appearance of Corkcoal prevail, highlighting its natural qualities of charcoal from renewable sources. 

Adding a new innovation to the Wild world

The launch of Corkcoal expands the innovations that make up the Wild world, already consisting of Wild Glass and Wildly Crafted bottles. Wild Glass uses up to 100% recycled glass in the production process and embraces the flaw through a unique design language that translates into a unique new range of coloured glass. It has two distinctive collections, the Rude Collection for spirits and the Prima Collection for wines. Corkcoal stoppers are the perfect complement to Rude bottle designs, especially those with super short necks like Choker. Corkcoal models with a short stem of only 15 mm guarantee a watertight seal and are ideal for bottles with a reduced expansion chamber.

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Corkcoal also brings authenticity and naturalness to the bottles in the Wildly Crafted collection, intended for manufacturers seeking a beautiful but imperfect look and an industrial production that respects sustainability.  Wildly Crafted bottles, unique thanks to their labelable textures, come in 5 different shapes (Primal, Natural, Brave, Bobber and Bobber Jr) and two types of mouths, Bocachata and Chocker, which stand out for their clean and clear finish, typical of manual manufacturing processes. The organic, rough and handcrafted design is absolutely complemented by the Corkcoal stopper models. Coherence and consistency in all the innovations developed by Estal.

About Estal

Estal was created in 1994 as a specialist in the world of packaging, offering a wide variety of premium packaging solutions for wine, distillery, beer, water and other beverages, gourmet products, perfumery, cosmetics and home fragrances. Basing its philosophy on a commitment to innovation and industrial excellence, the company is a market leader thanks to its work in customising packaging, developing unique models with the most advanced technical innovations and design. Estal has a new e-commerce platform, https://shop.estal.com/, which represents another step in the digitization of its services and adds benefits to the shopping experience it offers its customers.

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