KOPOS® EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL IS SOLD IN
THE IMPORTANCE OF PACKAGING
The importance of glass packaging
Glass is a natural product that remains unchanged, so it is considered the healthiest packaging material. Since it is inert, it does not react to foreign substances and does not absorb them. Due to its molecular structure, it is practically impermeable to oxygen. This is very important for products that are sensitive to oxygen, like olive oil. Thus, components such as flavor and vitamins are retained for a long time without the need of a chemical additive. Glass is 100% pure; is created by three raw materials found in abundance in nature: sand, sodium carbonate and marble dust. It contains no toxic chemicals, so it is harmless to people and the environment. The Kopos® bottle is made entirely of glass, painted in the corporate dark green colour, in order to be impermeable to sunlight.
The importance of tinplate packaging
Tin cans offer complete impenetrability to light and oxygen, preventing the reaction of photosensitive oxidation, catalyzed by the substance chlorophyll that is basically responsible for the deterioration of the quality of packaged olive oil. Since tinplate containers are impermeable to light, the complete removal of oxygen is not required in the packaging procedure, because the unsaturated fatty acids contained in the oil -especially the monounsaturated oleic acid- are not particularly prone to autoxidation. Conversely, plastic and glass bottles, because of the transparency of the packaging, need to be sealed under vacuum to remove all air from the interior. Tin cans combine the best features of the two other alternative packaging materials and, in particular, the light weight and strength of the plastic with the complete sealing of the glass. This means that the oil packaged in tin cans preserves its high biological value till the last drop, even if the casually closed container remains in a kitchen cupboard for long periods of time.
Andriotis family business with its product Kopos® Extra Virgin Olive Oil conquers global markets, not only in quality, but also in design.
Recognition comes from famous international competitions, each one of them honoring Andriotis Greek Olive Oil in different categories, as well as nominations in international awards as German Design Awards 2017.
Kopos® Extra Virgin Olive Oil won two Silver quality awards - at Aristion London IOOC 2016 - EVOO Quality Awards and at the first international olive oil competition Athena International Olive Oil Competition - as well as a Gold award at the international olive oil competition Terraolivo Israel 2016.
The unique packaging design of Kopos® | Limited Edition, by creative agency Chris Trivizas distracted international recognition, winning three awards in the competition Aristion London IOOC 2016 - Packaging Design Awards - Silver for the Bottle, Gold for the Label and Gold (1st place) for the Whole Image - and the award of the 'Best Packaging Design' at the international competition Terraolivo Israel 2016.
It also distracted the Gold prize at the international competition Α' Design Awards in the category 'Packaging Design', as well as the one and only Gold award in the category 'Package-Professional' of the international competition Hiiibrand Awards 2015 in China., culminating in the second packaging award in the category 'Dairy, Spices, Oils, Sauces, Condiments' at the internationally renowned packaging competition The Dieline Awards 2016.