If your wine is a high-quality product,
it deserves an Astro Bacchus or Venus closure

Closure plays a fundamental role in a bottle of wine, controlling, if not preventing, the exchange of oxygen between the contents of the bottle and the air, as well as guaranteeing the absolute integrity of the content, an increasingly important function as the risks of counterfeiting are becoming more and more widespread.

With the Bacchus and Venus series, Astro offers a complete range of closures designed specifically for all types of still and sparkling wine.

Astro Bacchus for still wines:

The result of 40 years of technological research and available in a wide range of sizes, Astro Bacchus closures represent the reference standard in the wine sector in terms of quality and protection, thanks to the important advantages offered, both on bottling lines and in use by the consumer, such as:

  • maximum protection: no change in taste and perfect preservation of aromas, flavours and freshness over time
  • no corked or mouldy taste from the cork
  • constant quality of the wine between bottles of the same vintage/batch
  • possibility for high-quality graphic decoration and customisation
  • very practical: easy to open and possibility to reclose, with excellent preservation of the content
  • environmental sustainability, as aluminium is easy to recover and recycle

Liners

Developed to Astro’s specifications, ProtexS and ProtexT liners guarantee a high level of impermeability to oxygen, moisture, odours and chemical agents, and they adapt perfectly to Bacchus closures:

  • ProtexS: EPE core and double protective polymeric film
  • ProtexT: barrier-effect guaranteed by the thin sheet of aluminium inserted in the liner.
Size Liner Type of decoration
22X30 ProtexS Lithograph
25X43 ProtexS Lithograph + Offset
28X16 ProtexS Lithograph
28X18 ProtexS Lithograph
28X38 ProtexS Lithograph + Offset + Hot Foil + Punching + Tampo
28X44 ProtexS Lithograph + Offset + Hot Foil + Punching + Tampo
30X44 ProtexS Lithograph + Offset + Hot Foil + Punching + Tampo
30X50 ProtexS Lithograph + Offset + Hot Foil + Punching + Tampo
30X50 ProtexT Lithograph + Offset + Hot Foil + Punching + Tampo
30X55 ProtexS Lithograph + Offset + Hot Foil + Punching + Tampo
30X55 ProtexT Lithograph + Offset + Hot Foil + Punching + Tampo
30X60 ProtexS Lithograph + Offset + Hot Foil + Punching + Tampo
30X60 ProtexT Lithograph + Offset + Hot Foil + Punching + Tampo
31,5X18 ProtexS Lithograph
31,5X24 ProtexS Lithograph
31,5X44 ProtexS Lithograph + Offset + Hot Foil + Punching + Tampo
31,5X50 ProtexS Lithograph + Offset + Hot Foil + Punching + Tampo
31,5X55 ProtexS Lithograph + Offset + Hot Foil + Punching + Tampo
31,5X60 ProtexS Lithograph + Offset + Hot Foil + Punching + Tampo

Venus Wine: the special capsule
for the highest possible level of protection

Designed and manufactured in Astro’s research laboratories, Venus is a screw closure with a refined design, characterised by a pre-threaded insert with tamper evident function, to prevent any attempt at adulteration.

Designed for those who need to ensure the absolute inviolability of the product, as in the case of high-end wines, the Astro Venus closure is covered by an international patent and is available, for still wines, for 30 mm neck finishes.

Size Liner Type of painting
30X50 ProtexS Lithograph + Offset + Hot Foil + Punching + Tampo
30X50 ProtexT Lithograph + Offset + Hot Foil + Punching + Tampo
30X55 ProtexS Lithograph + Offset + Hot Foil + Punching + Tampo
30X55 ProtexT Lithograph + Offset + Hot Foil + Punching + Tampo
30X60 ProtexS Lithograph + Offset + Hot Foil + Punching + Tampo
30X60 ProtexT Lithograph + Offset + Hot Foil + Punching + Tampo

Astro Bacchus closures for sparkling wines:
completely pressure-resistant

Spumante wines, and sparkling wines in general, present specific problems as they have to guarantee perfect resistance to the pressure of the wine under all storage conditions and positions of the bottle.

Astro’s answer to this particular need is the BacchusSW range of closures, to which Conex and Saturn liners can be added.

Bacchus SW

Astro Bacchus SW closures are the ideal solution for bottling sparkling wines, thanks to:

  • maximum resistance to the pressure of the content, up to 6 bar
  • no alteration of the taste of the wine over time
  • no risk of TCA (corked taste)
  • possibility for high-quality graphic decoration and customisation
  • easy to open and possibility of reclosing to preserve the product for drinking later
  • environmental sustainability, as aluminium is easy to recover and recycle

Liners

Developed and manufactured by Astro specifically for spumante and sparkling wines, Conex and Saturn liners allow maintenance of pressure in the bottle up to 6 bar and can be applied with the standard capping heads of the bottling lines:

  • Conex: characterised by its conical shape, this insert is available in high cone (H) and low cone (L) It adapts perfectly to the space between the glass and the capsule, guaranteeing a tighter seal and eliminating the risk of the liquid leaking due to pressure.
  • Saturn: made from a special plastic compound, this liner offers a perfect seal and releases no odours or flavours to the product
Size Liner Type of decoration
28X16 SATURN Lithograph
28X44 SATURN Lithograph + Offset
30X50 CONEX-L Lithograph + Offset + Hot Foil + Punching + Tampo
30X55 CONEX-L Lithograph + Offset + Hot Foil + Punching + Tampo
30X60 CONEX-L Lithograph + Offset + Hot Foil + Punching + Tampo
31,5X18 CONEX-H Lithograph
31,5X24 CONEX-H Lithograph
31,5X44 CONEX-H Lithograph

Astro Titan overcapsules: the best choice
to embellish even small bottles

Astro is absolute leader in the production of plastic overcapsules for aluminium closures for the wine industry.

Astro Titan capsules significantly improve the aesthetics and image of smaller sized bottles of spumante wines, perfectly simulating, in combination with heat-shrink technology, the classic “mushroom” effect of cork stoppers.

Manufactured at the Baldichieri plant to ensure greater quality control, Astro Titan overcapsules are designed for perfect pressure coupling with the aluminium cap of the bottle, without any use of adhesives or sealants that could transfer unpleasant flavours or aromas or harmful substances to the content.

Sizes available: 28×35 and 28×16.