Monday, April 5, 2010

ACI Cork USA, Inc introduces novel cork technology

Local company introduces novel cork technology

By Ben Antonius | Daily Republic | April 04, 2010 22:51

Armando Andrade, general manager of ACI Cork USA, Inc., sits in front of a stack of the company's new "nanocork" product. Photo by Chris Jordan

FAIRFIELD - A Fairfield-based company is hoping its futuristically named new product can make a dent in the ancient market known as 'wine closures.'

The term mainly represents traditional wood corks, but also has come to include synthetic plastic corks, screw tops and other technologies.

From Fairfield's ACI Cork USA, 'Nanocork' sits somewhere amid these categories. It is a natural cork that has a specially developed coating that adhered to the cork's top and bottom.

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