Protea Helix Closure Innovative in Many Ways

The Anthonij Rupert Wyne Protea range recently won two gold medals at the Gold Pack Awards for packaging innovation. This accolade by the IPSA- (Institute of Packaging SA), recognises some of the best examples of packaging excellence in the industry.


Consol glass frequently achieves accolades in specific categories, and 2017 was no exception.


Our Protea helix-bottle cork combination was awarded a) the Best in Beverage and b) the Best in Glass categories.


The helix closure combines tradition with convenience since this unique, ergonomically -designed cork- and glass packaging solution is a marriage between the benefits of traditional cork with a user-friendly, re-sealable closure.


Addressing the phenomenon that Helix is so popular, Consol spokesperson, Dale Carolin, says that the development of Helix represents the

evolution of the traditional partnership between glass and

cork, which is part of the very DNA of wine. “The Helix design combines the best of both worlds. The timeless heritage, premium image and experience of traditional cork which is associated with quality wine - with the convenience of a screw top closure add to this.  He says, “With Helix - the wine ritual is preserved - as is the wine and its ageing process. The quintessential pop of uncorking a bottle is a big part of the wine drinking experience and in an age where screw top wines dominate the shelves, the allure of cork is lost.  The Helix twist to open action keeps the pop, the premium appeal and it’s practical.” 



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Author: Gerhard Olivier


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