Vinopak, innovative packaging
Vinopak is the charmingly simple name of the revolutionary packaging for high-quality wines! Practical, light and compact, it’s easy to transport, easy to use, easy to open and easy to close up again. Vinopak is perfect for every occasion, whether you’re with friends and family, throwing a party, savouring a romantic dinner or enjoying outdoor activities such as camping, hiking and picnics.
How is it made?
1. Polyethylene protects against exterior humidity
2. Cellulose fibre and printing
3. Polyethylene to enhance layer adhesion
4. Aluminum foil to serve as an oxygen and light barrier, and preserve flavour
5. Polyethylene to enhance layer adhesion
6. Polyethylene for an adaptable packaging layer
Composition of the packaging: Cardboard (75 %), food-quality plastic polyethylene (20%) and aluminum foil (5%). The cardboard gives the packaging its strength. The plastic polyethylene gives the package its waterproof quality, prevents germs from penetrating and further acts as a linking material between the various layers. The aluminum foil protects the contents from impairment that can be caused by air, light and various odours. Starting from the outside, the packaging is made up of six layers: polyethylene, cardboard, polyethylene, aluminum foil, polyethylene and polyethylene (surface that touches the product).
Our focus = The environment
Vinopak manufacturing is based on the principle of reducing waste directly at the source. Vinopak’s production and distribution require less material and energy, thus reducing waste and emitting less toxic gases. Vinopakmanufacturing uses 90% less raw materials, as compared to traditional glass bottle manufacturing.
Reduce is the first and most important element of the 3Rs (reduce, recycle and reuse). A 1L Vinopak container weighs 40 grams, compared to a glass bottle of the same capacity, which weighs 600 grams (15 times heavier). Vinopaks produce a net pre-recycling waste weight several times lower than that of glass bottles.
Vinopak packaging is among the easiest to recycle. Once emptied, containers can be easily flattened to take up less space in a recycling bin or recycling depot. Furthermore, because they are made from paper, these containers are light, making the task even easier.
Delivering these packages requires less space and energy than pre-formed products. Vinopaks containers are delivered in enormous rolls of approximately 5,500 to 21,000 units each (depending on the size) that are expanded into their final form on site. Only two fully-loaded trailers are required to carry 1 million empty containers, compared to 52 trailers needed to transport an equal number of cylindrical containers in metal or glass.
Vinopak packages are recyclable. These aseptic containers are primarily made from cardboard (approximately 75%). Recycling starts by recovering paper fibre from a paper mill, using a repulping machine (or pulper). Since Vinopak aseptic containers are made from superior quality virgin pulp, they are an excellent raw material for paper mills to recycle.
Fibres extracted from Vinopak cartons are used to make products like household tissues, boxes and liner boards.
Easy to open… and re-close
Don’t worry about bringing a corkscrew with you when planning a hike or picnic. Vinopak containers open with a simple twist of the screw-cap and better yet, can be closed again when you pack up.
The most recent bottling techniques are a perfect example of evolution! Over the past 10 years, we have been watching a true revolution in the packaging and the preservation of wines. From corks made from tissue and then covered with wax to 100% cork stoppers, which eventually became neoprene and plastic stoppers and now the metallic screw cap.
Can this container be laid on its side? Yes! An airtight film protects packaging before opening and prevents any leakage through the neck.
After opening, you may still lay the container on its side, but it’s preferable to keep it upright. This will avoid any possible leakage since the aluminum film was perforated during opening.
Packaging should be compressed before storing the product after opening in order to eliminate any remaining air. Oxygen is the worst enemy of wine!
A package that’s lighter than glass, requires less storage space
A one-liter Vinopak container weighs around 40 grams, while a glass bottle weighs approximately 600 grams (15 times heavier).
Owing to this very light weight, the rectangular form and our filling method, our aseptic containers consume much less energy than comparable packaging for liquid food products throughout their entire lifecycle: manufacture, filling, transport and storage.
This package can’t be broken
Vinopak packages are made of cardboard, aluminum foil and dietary polyethylene, making them completely unbreakable. Gone are the risks of breakage or leaks caused by the shattering of glass. Vinopak is a safe choice.
More wine, for more pleasure. For the same price as wine sold in a glass bottle, Bistro Mundo offers two additional glassfuls, thanks to the 1L Vinopak format.
Vinopak: Certified protection
The extraordinary protection that Vinopak packaging provides slows down undesired changes caused by:
No alteration to the product once packaged and sealed. Reliable packaging at its best.
It is important to shield the packaging from significant temperature variations. Given that Vinopak blocks light, the wine is thus not altered by exposure to direct light or sunlight.
The quality of the wines in our Vinopaks is impeccable and their shelf life is a minimum 18 months.
It is not necessary to preserve the product by laying it on its side.