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Closures War at a Standstill?

Natural cork cites positive growth as quality control improves

 
by Paul Franson
 
 
In the past few decades, suppliers of cork bark bottle stoppers have faced the onslaught of synthetic closures and screwcaps that promised to eliminate contamination from trichloroanisole (TCA) while offering low prices. C…
 

 
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