NAPA, Calif., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Amorim, the world’s main producer of cork merchandise, introduced at present the launch of Naturity and Xpür, applied sciences designed to take away detectable TCA from pure corks and to create a brand new section of micro-agglomerated stoppers, respectively.
Analysis for the patent-pending Naturity expertise started in 2016 with the NOVA College of Science and Expertise, and relies on the rules of thermal desorption via a proprietary, non-sequential use of stress, temperature, purified water and time. No synthetic parts are used within the course of, which facilitates the extraction of 150+ unstable compounds, together with TCA. Launching in USA and worldwide, Naturity expands non-detectable TCA efficiency within the pure cork product section, whereas additional strengthening the operational deliverables of NDTech, the superior screening service that individually analyzes and removes any pure cork with greater than 0.5 nanograms per liter (ng/L) of TCA*.
In depth bottling trials with varied wineries have yielded exemplary ends in measuring the remedy’s influence on cork efficiency, with extra third-party validation trials to be carried out as quickly as attainable with the Geisenheim Institute in Germany and the Campden & Chorleywood labs within the UK.
One other improvement introduced at present is Amorim’s Xpür expertise, developed to broaden the non-detectable TCA efficiency for micro-agglomerated stoppers. Xpür improves upon the traditional supercritical CO2 utility developed a number of many years in the past, reengineering and upgrading the idea with 21st-century expertise. Amorim’s new, progressive tackle the system makes use of solely 25% of the power and simply 10% of the CO2 beforehand required.
Moreover, Xpür achieves outcomes of TCA discount ranges to 0.3 ng/L in handled micro-agglomerated stoppers, whereas leaving the physical-mechanical properties of cork intact. Because of this, Amorim’s vary of micro-agglomerated corks options the very best attainable share of cork and don’t require extra chemical options to keep up cork’s pure properties, specifically the all-important compressibility and enlargement charges.
Xpür will likely be employed within the remedy of technical stoppers Neutrocork Premium and QORK – the latter using an progressive binding agent made utilizing 100% polyols from vegetable origin, and which is predicted to cut back the quantity of single-use plastic stoppers on this planet by a number of million models.
Commenting on this essential landmark, António Amorim, Chairman and CEO, famous that: “These applied sciences come on account of strong monetary investments, time, and dedication to R&D from our staff. Regardless of the obstacles of 2020, we had been in a position to fulfill the promise we made to have non-detectable TCA efficiency for all of the cork stopper segments by the top of the 12 months. That is our dedication to our 30,000 clients around the globe – to ensure the standard and consistency of their merchandise and be certain that customers’ choice for cork will solely develop stronger.”
For added info, please contact Katie Canfield of O’Donnell Lane at 530-720-1138 or by e-mail at [email protected].
*Releasable TCA content material at or under the 0.5 ng/L quantification restrict; evaluation carried out in accordance to ISO 20752.
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Corticeira Amorim is the world’s largest cork processing group with annual gross sales topping 780 million euros. Based in 1870, the corporate at the moment has dozens of enterprise models distributed throughout 5 continents. It exports quite a few merchandise to greater than 100 international locations and has a diversified community of 30,000 clients. With robust sustainability credentials and a unfavourable carbon footprint, Corticeira Amorim supplies a set of options, supplies and functions to a number of the world’s most technological, disruptive and demanding actions, such because the aerospace, car, wine and spirits, development, sports activities, power and inside and product design. www.amorimcork.com
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Amorim Cork America is the North American gross sales and distribution division positioned in Napa, California. We offer high notch options that assure a personalized method tailor-made to every consumer’s wants. Amorim Cork America’s gross sales and administration staff supplies skilled data to winemakers, distillers, technical help, high quality assurance managers and wine and spirits entrepreneurs in all aspects of cork closures. www.amorimca.com
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