The SmartCap is the result of three years and over a million dollars invested in R&D.
Using metal-vapor deposition technology, we can precicely tune the oxygen performance of our barrier films to achieve precise oxygen performance
This unique approach is patented around the world, and is only available through VinPerfect.
Since the introduction of the SmartCap in 2011, there have been many imitations launched by our competition. They succeed only in offering different oxygen levels - but they fail to provide actual control.
The SmartCap is still the only closure that delivers precise, reliable and repeatable oxygen permeation in the extremely low ranges that work best for wine .
Developed by a Winemaker
VinPerfect Founder Tim Keller is a UC Davis trained winemaker who worked for over a decade making wines in Napa and Sonoma before starting VinPerfect.
He knew that in order for the closure to be a useful winemaking tool, it had to be incredibly consistent, and that there needed to be different levels of oxygen for different wine styles.
High density 3-layer foam
Final PET layer - protects the aluminum coating, and provides a food-grade contact surface for the wine
Vapor deposited aluminum layer - fine tunes oxygen permeation
Initial PET layer - begins oxygen regulation
Patent# US 20120067842-A1
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or distributor of STELVIN Brand products
Analytical Services & Tools
This bottle surface is of acceptable smoothness to be used in with oxygen regulating closures
This bottle surface is pitted due to graphite buildup in the mold. This bottle will be inconsistent with regard to oxygen transmission - or even leak.
VinPerfect developed the revolutionary SmartCap, by first developing a unique understanding of the multitude of issues which affect the oxygen performance of a given package
Today we leverage that expertise to help our customers and our industry partners understand the impacts of material selection and application techniques on the oxygen performance of their packaging.
Glass Quality Testing
Oxygen Ingress Studies
Package Integrity Testing
Bottling Line Operator Training
Advising on Bottling QC practices
The Original Oxygen-Regulating Screwcap
..and Still the only one that works.
Now Avaliable Directly from
BOTTLING QC TOOLS
Applying the closure to the bottle is the most important moment of a wine's life. Yet an alarming number of bottling line operators are not sufficiently equipped to know if they are doing it properly.
VinPerfect offers training for bottling line operators as well as low-cost quality assurance tools that guarentee that our perfect closures receive perfect application.
All bottling line operators need to have these tools. VinPerfect partners and licensees are prohibited from selling SmartCaps to operators who do not possess and use these tools to ensure appropriate cap application