KCAP Project Timeline
Nov 2015, Montegioco, Italy
KCAP turns from idea to something more real. Davide explains the idea to Marco, and together they ask some friend, to help them creating a prototype. They call an engineer working for an big italian valve industry (il john) and an experienced patent attorney (carluccio). The journey begins.
As you can see KCAP had in its firts version a piston / spring valve system. Complex but robust, strong. The crown cap had 3 holes to deflate pressure, protected by an hydrophobic membrane.
whole 2016, Tortona, Italy
Very homemade prototypes. The idea is good, we got valves, we got membranes, but. How it’s goin to behave on temperature deltas? Will it oxydate the beer overtime? How about the membranes?
TEST, TEST, TEST
Nov 2016, Tortona, Italy
Still working on paperworks. Patents, attorneys, PCT.
In the meantime real prototyping experts of the Pro-Plast Labs in Tortona are in charge to set the project more industrializable and financially sustainable. The industrial assembly procedure was our main issue. Too many pieces.
May 2017, Alzano Scrivia, Italy
Ramaplast SPA is now in charge for the KCAP industrialization and beta test versions. In the picture you can see all (too many) pieces of the KCAP: spring, piston, sleeve, membranes, holed crown cap. It works but the single unit price is too high. It’s not so reliable on temperature as we wish.
R&D never stops.
Summer 2017, Montegioco, Italy
We wanted to crownfund the KCAP but we never did it. We payed the whole project from our pockets because we never printed the pledges. Hats, t-shirts, glasses. Smart marketers onboard 😀
PS The fireplace was on for scenic reasons. The video is in italian language because we said – “and now we just have to record the english voiceover…”
Jan 2018, Firenze, Italy
Lorenzo Dabove Kuaska, the famous italian beer guru talks about the KCAP at the Birraio dell’Anno (italian craft brewer of the year) Awards in Firenze. Davide is on stage for Birra Montegioco.
2018&2019, Alzano Scrivia, Italy
The KCAPS entire tech paradigm get revolutioned. No more springs and pistons. A new valve gets implemented. Industrialization is easier. Future Unit Price falls.
2020, Tortona, Italy
We’re waiting for some dozen of thousands BETA TEST version to distribute. KCAPS BETA TESTERS ENROLLING campaign will start soon! (for real, this time, approx: spring 2020).
Keep in touch. You’ll be able to receive a sample of KCAPS for your tests on beer, kombucha, sparkling wines.
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