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WSJ gives plastic corks their due

The case for plastic wine corks is made on no less a platform than the Food & Drink section of the Wall Street Journal, with North Carolina processor Nomacorc getting a good share of the ink. The company has developed its own co-extrusion process whereby its corks are processed with a foamed core interior which is then covered by a flexible outer layer.

I've seen corks molded on compression molding machinery at trade fairs in Europe, but based on this video at Nomacorc's site, its process is a true co-extrusion one. The company this year is celebrating 10 years in business and the production of its 10 billionth (!) wine closure. To that we say, "Cheers, Prost and Salute!"

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