small printed synthetic cork

Side view of a cork showing the cork like patterning. Side view of a cork showing the printed inscription. Top view of a cork showing the moulded edge.
Side view of a cork showing the cork like patterning. Side view of a cork showing the printed inscription. Top view of a cork showing the moulded edge.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 006135.3
Country
Date
2010

Description

One of a collection of 8 synthetic cork bottle stoppers. This example has the apperance of a natural cork and has been printed with the words 'Mis en bouteille dans nos caves' and with the reference number A66C7. There are two main methods of production of synthetic wine corks, namely injection moulding and extrusion. Advances have been made in production techniques which aim to replicate the cellular structure of natural cork to allow oxygen permeation to the same levels as that of natural cork.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Manufacturer

Inscriptions

printed: "Mis en bouteille dans nos caves. A66C7" (outer surface)
Dimensions
Height
38mm
Diameter
20mm
Colour