Smurfit Kappa produced three billionth Vitop Original tap in its plant in Alessandria, Italy.
Invented around 25 years ago, the Vitop tap has revolutionized wine consumption both within the Bag-in-Box sector and the wider market, with its unique valve technology creating a new standard for Bag-in-Box packaging solutions.
The tap has also proven popular among consumers and supports changing trends, by, for instance, allowing busy people to enjoy just one glass of wine at a time without the risk of damaging quality.
Today, Vitop Original is the leading Bag-in-Box wine tap worldwide and is easily recognized by its special quality seal.
Contributing to the tap’s popularity is its ease of use – simply applying light pressure on one or both wings is enough to make liquid flow from the bag. This is in addition to the tap’s exceptional and consistent quality.
To achieve a ‘zero leak rate’ – one leak for every 45 million taps – a 0.4 bar tightness test is applied to each tap and over 60 quality control points are checked regularly during production.
Additional testing guarantees excellent oxygen barrier performance.