Helix®
Production Flowchart
Technical Specifications

Helix is the perfect partnership between a glass bottle with an internal thread finish and an engonomically-designed cork. It offers the quality image, excellent taste preservation and environmental benefits associated with both glass and cork in an innovative, highly convenient solution.

Produced by the two leaders in wine packaging – Amorim and O-I – the consumers can now open a bottle maintaining the classic “pop” without the need for a corkscrew.

For further information, please visit the website helixconcept.com

Stopper's specifications

TestsCharacteristicsSpecifications
Physical-MechanicalDimensions37 x 29 x 24 mm
TolerancesL +/- 1,0 mm Ø +/- 0,5 mm
Specific weight 240 – 320 kg/m3
Raw material ROSA-treated granulated cork 1-2 mm
Production productionIndividual Moulding
Moisture4% - 9%
Physical-ChemicalPeroxide content≤ 0.1 mg/cork
Dust content≤ 3 mg/cork
VisualInsertion DeepnessPartial insert at 23 mm
CompressionTo a diameter no less than 15,5 mm

Bottle specifications

CharacteristicsSpecifications
Product code120732
Colour
Capacity750ml – 77 cl
Brimfull capacity770 ml – 77 cl
Height300,5 mm
Shape typeRound
Shape dimensions75,2 mm
FinishHelix concept
BasePush-up
Label protectionNo
Weight480 g
Pressure

Checklist for wineries

Selection and storage of corks

  • Helix comprises a bottle and a cork that must be together
  • This type of closure is only for still wines without any pression
  • The shelf life of this product is two years
  • These stoppers should be used within six months of the date of manufacture
  • Store in a well-ventilated room with controlled temperature between 15º C and 25º C and 50% to 70% humidity

Rinsing and filling

  • Maximum diameter of the rinsing tube is 14 mm
  • Ensure the neck gripping system is aligned with the rinsing head
  • Maximum diameter of the filling tube is 16 mm, recommendation is 14 mm
  • Ensure the neck of the bottle is centered with the cone before inserting the filling tube

Inserting the cork

  • The Helix cork requires an orientator in the bottling line
  • Minimise moisture on the inside of the bottleneck
  • Vacuum is necessary to avoid internal pressures
  • Ensure the cork is compressed slowly and to a diameter no less than 15.5 mm
  • Ensure insertion of the cork is as quick as possible
  • Headspace at 20º C should be at least 15 mm
  • For Helix bottlenecks, the cork head should be inserted to 1 mm above the top of the neck

Storage and transport of wine

  • After bottling, keep wine upright for a minimum
    of 5 minutes
  • Ideal bottle storage conditions are 15 – 25º C at
    50 – 70% humidity
  • The Helix bottle cannot be storage at a temperature above the 40º C
  • Wine should be transported in an upright position

Maintaining cork equipment

  • Maintain the corker jaws free of nicks and signs of wear
  • Ensure proper alignment of plunger and location ring
  • Ensure corking machine operates smoothly, especially during compression
  • Clean all cork-handling surfaces regularly with chlorine-free chemicals