Amcor launches greener version of its STELVIN screw cap that emits up to 35% less carbon emissions during production than a standard screw cap; new version uses 46% recycled aluminum, low-carbon primary aluminum that's certified and independently verified

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October 30, 2023 (press release) –

In 1964, the wine industry was revolutionized with the introduction of STELVIN®, the first-ever screw cap for wine. Now, 60 years later, Amcor Capsules has launched a greener version of its renown screw cap, marking a significant shift towards sustainability.

STELVIN® goes greener by becoming the first low-carbon emission aluminium screw cap in the market.

The production of a STELVIN® screw cap now emits up to 35% less carbon emissions compared to a standard screw cap produced with European aluminium sheets*. This is made possible thanks to the introduction of up to 46%** recycled aluminium and the careful selection of low-carbon primary aluminium which are certified and independently verified*** in the manufacturing process.

Brands can also go further in their sustainability journey and select PVDC (Polyvinylidene chloride) free liner named STELVIN® INSIDE.

The improvements applies immediately to STELVIN® and all 30H60 screw caps produced in Europe, North America and South America for wine and spirits brands. 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.”

STELVIN® carbon footprint reduction shows Amcor Capsules’ commitment to increase recycled content use and mitigate the environmental impact of its product.

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****. Learn more about Amcor Capsules’ sustainability activities and TRANSPARENCE program.

Learn more about the STELVIN® range and its carbon footprint reduction.

  • *This reduction is based on the comparison with an aluminium screw cap made with a European average primary aluminium sheet (9 ton of C02/ton of production) (European aluminium, 2018)
    ** Recycled content based on supplier self-declaration according to ISO 14021
    *** Level of specific GHG for our main aluminium suppliers are certified, others are in progress
    **** For more information visit Amcor science-based targets and commitment

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