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Vitop Original® Asserts Its Leadership

Epernay, France, August 31, 2013 --( The favorite tap of wine consumers can now be recognized by a special quality seal.

The Vitop Original® is the leading tap used for wine in Bag-in-Box®. The tap’s success is due in part because it is very easy to use – a simple pressure on one or both wings is enough to make the liquid flow.

The primary reason for Vitop’s top position however is the tap’s exceptional and consistent quality that is recognized worldwide. Its “zero leaker rate” (< 0.000003% since launch) is envied by its competitors. During production, a 0.4 bar tightness test is applied to each tap and over 60 quality control points are checked periodically. Additional measurements also confirm an excellent oxygen barrier performance.

With the new Vitop Original® quality seal, wine consumers will know that they continue to receive the best.

Note to editors:

Smurfit Kappa is one of the leading producers of paper-based packaging in the world, with around 41,000 employees in approximately 350 production sites across 32 countries and sales revenue of €7.3 billion (2012).

Innovation, service and pro-activity towards customers, using sustainable resources, is our primary focus. This focus is enhanced by being an integrated producer, with our packaging plants sourcing the major part of their raw materials from our own paper mills.

We are the European leader in paper-based packaging, operating in 21 countries selling products including corrugated, containerboard, Bag-in-Box, solid and solid board packaging. We have a growing base in Eastern Europe in many of these product areas. We also have a key position in other product/market segments including graphic board, MG paper and sack paper.
We are the only large-scale pan-regional player in the Americas, operating in 11 countries in North, Central and South America.

Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box
Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box provides flexible packaging solutions for liquid and semi-liquid products in the agro-food and industrial sectors, meeting cost constraints and the new environmental regulations. With its six factories throughout the world, Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box is the European leader for Bag-in-Box® solutions and its Vitop Original® is number one worldwide for wine taps.
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