The alternative bottling company for wine bottles was founded in 1993 by Belgian entrepreneur Gert Noel and his son Marc in Zebulon, North Carolina, with headquarters in Thimister-Clermont (Liège). In January 2015, Nomacorc became part of the company Vinventions LLC, in which the Noel family owns the largest share. The product range includes various inner sealing closures, such as Nomacorc PlantCorkTM and Plastic corks, but also the screw cap Vintop. With manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany, Belgium, Argentina and China, Nomacorc produces around 2.5 billion wine closures annually. In collaboration with several research institutes, Nomacorc is in the field of basic research oxygen management active with wine. The company manufactures its extensive range using a patented CO extrusion process. The corks consist of an oxygen-permeable inner core and an elastic outer shell, which ensures a tight seal.