Smurfit Kappa has introduced the QuickConnect Vitop – a new Bag-in-Box tap for use in the soft drinks market.

Specifically developed with the industry in mind, the new tap has been designed to fit existing soft drink and wine dispensers that are widely used in fast food chains and restaurants to serve drinks by the glass. 

Smurfit Kappa says that its new product is environmentally friendly, as all components including the cap, inner valve, and gland, are injected with LLDPE, with only the inner valve coloured in blue. The top of the line QVC tap has been produced according to the latest injection and assembling technologies, reportedly enabling optimum levels of hygiene and quality control. The company also says that rigorous quality control testing is carried out on the taps, including a 0.5 bar tightness test, throughout the production process. 

Smurfit Kappa’s Vitop range is used all over the world, with different options available: Vitop Original (black and red) for wine and apple juice, Blue Vitop for water, Green Vitop for olive oil or Vitop Compact, a smaller version of the original tap.

 “This innovative new QuickConnect Vitop tap is another step forward for Vitop. Its ease of use and clever design will be appreciated by the restaurant owners and operators,” said Didier Pontcharraud, CEO of Vitop.