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Global hop market

A local alternative to mass beer suggested by independent brewers has been successful and is now altering the global market. Beer is becoming more diversified, so transnational companies have to accept the new game rules and to switch focus to young and fast growing markets. All these processes increased the demand for aroma and bitter hop as well as their acreage expansion on two continents. However now there appeared a downward trend of alcohol consumption in the world, so even special sorts can soon turn to be sufficient. In this connection the dynamic American hop market is already facing some problems. EU hop producers have become more cautious, they are not racing to exceed the demand and look forward with more confidence, judging by the contract terms. 

Hop Market in Russia

Germany still dominates the Russian market, yet over the recent two years one has been able observe a continuous success of Czech hop suppliers. Their expansion and growing popularity of hops from the United States became the drivers of supplies growth in 2016 despite the preceding modest harvest crop in the EU, as well as the factor of relative stability in 2017. In this connection, in 2017, the ratio of the varieties continued to shift towards the aroma ones, and the supplies of Magnum hop and other alpha varieties were reduced. However, the import of bitter hop pellets is partially replaced by extracts, especially from the major beer manufacturers. Total volumes of alpha acid supplies, according to our estimation, decreased by approximately 5% and returned to the level of 2015. Barth Haas Group continues dominating the hop products market; HVG also increased its weight. At the same time, Morris Hanbury significantly reduced the supplies in 2017.

Pentair presents BMF-18 Compact at Brau Beviale

The Brau Beviale (13.11.-15.11.2012) in Nuremberg, Germany provides the perfect platform for Pentair to present latest innovations and proven solutions from Haffmans, S?dmo and Pentair Beverage Systems (former Pentair Process Technology) at booth 6.321. Highlights will include the BMF-18 Compact beer membrane filtration system, a turnkey solution for small and midsize breweries.

Based on the proven Beer Membrane Filtration (BMF) technology, Pentair’s BMF-18 Compact meets the needs of breweries with an annual production capacity of up to 1,500,000 hectoliters. The BMF-18 Compact, a pre-assembled, stand-alone system, offers all the advantages of the original BMF concept at a significantly lower investment cost.

The BMF-18 Compact provides very fast implementation. Its solid design allows for assembly prior to transportation. While the system is being built and tested at the factory the brewery can prepare the necessary piping. When it is delivered to the brewery, the BMF-18 Compact is installed as a plug-and- play system and tailored to the brewery’s specific conditions. This significantly shortens the commissioning period and makes it possible to filter the first beer one week after arrival at the brewery.

Just like the original BMF, the BMF-18 Compact provides reliable operation and highest beer quality while eliminating the health and safety risks of diatomaceous earth. Beer and time loss is minimized during product switchover with the BMF-18 Compact. In addition, the system requires only limited manual work. Switching between filtration and cleaning is accomplished by simply turning two swing bends. All other process steps, such as filtration, rinsing or cleaning are fully automated.

These advantages make the BMF-18 Compact the best solution for small and mid-size breweries to filter the highest-quality beer with the lowest financial and environmental impact.

Gas measurement and treatment solutions
Following the introduction of the In-line O2 Gehaltemeter OGM Ultra Pure to measure the oxygen content of ultra pure carbon dioxide gas, Pentair Haffmans has further extended its range of product solutions for efficient gas measurement and treatment. The acquisition of Carl Prandtl MicroFiltration (CPM), a global leader in sterile air filtration, enables Pentair Haffmans to build on superior technology and provide our customers an in-depth spectrum of air, gas, steam, and liquid filters with CPM’s advanced filter design. Unlike conventional filter cartridges for food, beverage, and other process applications, CPM filters feature a modular design that offers the highest filtration flexibility and security and provides Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) savings of up to 50 percent.
Other solutions featured at the Brau Beviale 2012 include Pentair Haffmans’ state-of-the-art quality control equipment and CO2 systems, and Pentair S?dmo’s advanced valve and process technology.

Pentair’s membrane technology for process water and effluent polishing as well as aerobic and anaerobic bioreactor (MBR) systems for wastewater treatment provide water management solutions for today’s demanding requirements. In addition, visitors will gain an insight on Pentair’s service capabilities, including remote service as a secure tool to reduce plant downtime.

Learn more about Pentair’s latest innovations and proven solutions at the Brau Beviale, booth 6.321.

About Pentair, Inc.

Pentair (www.pentair.com) is a global diversified industrial company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Pentair Water and Fluid Solutions is a leading provider of innovative water and fluid processing products and solutions used in a wide range of applications. Pentair Technical Products is a leading provider of products that enclose and protect some of the world’s most sensitive electronics and electrical equipment, ensuring their safe, secure and reliable performance. With 2011 revenues of $3.5 billion, Pentair employs over 15,000 people worldwide.

Pentair Contact:

Sjoerd van der Sterren, Head of Marketing Beverages & Niche markets Pentair Process echnologies

Direct: +31 77 323 23 35

Email: [email protected]

21 Sep. 2012

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