The Instituto Catalan del Corcho Foundation (ICSuro) has participated in the last edition of Enomaq 2023, the International Exhibition of Machinery, Techniques and Equipment for wineries and bottling for the wine, oil and beer sectors that took place from February 14 to 17 in Zaragoza fair.
The foundation is part of the event's organizing committee and was present at the inauguration represented by its president, Joan J. Puig, who participated in the event together with representatives of the Aragon government and the organization of the event and who signed the book of honor of Feria Zaragoza.
For Joan J. Puig, "Enomaq is a strategic event in the international calendar of fairs that brings together the main suppliers of the wineries, including the corkers, and which represents a great showcase for the entire value chain of the wine sector".
The cork in the technical days
The Catalan Institute of Cork has participated in the program of presentations on the third day of the fair's technical sessions together with the Spanish Packaging and Packaging Technology Platform (PACKNET) and The Wine Week addressing the challenges of sustainability and new consumption paradigms.
The ICSuro presentation was given by its director, Albert Hereu, which he has talked about sustainability and shared value for wineries. In his speech he explained the need for wineries to incorporate the generation of value for society in their sustainability strategy. Along these lines, he invited the attendees to incorporate in their speeches the positive environmental or social resources offered by the cork sector, such as its negative carbon footprint or the benefits that derive from the management of cork trees such as job creation in rural areas or the sustainable management of cork forests.
Coinciding with Enomaq 2023, a meeting has also been organized UNE technical subcommittee for cork standardization, of which ICSuro holds the secretariat. The agenda included questions such as facilitating the calculation of the carbon footprint of corks, studying the development of a test standard to simplify the measurement of the oxygen permeability of corks and the link with the committee glass container standardization technician.