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4-2017

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 extended hygienic components and valve range at drinktec 2013

Pentair will present a comprehensive range of hygienic stainless steel centrifugal pumps for beverage and food applications at the drinktec 2013 (September 16-20) in Munich, Germany.
Designed specifically for continuous operation on thin liquids like milk, wine, cream, beer, and wort,
Pentair’s hygienic centrifugal pumps offer a very gentle treatment of liquids with a viscosity up to 500
mPa s. The pumps can handle volume flow rates of 200 m3/h and discharge pressures up to 130 m.
Being EHEDG certified, Pentair’s hygienic pumps are the ideal solution for challenging and sensitive
product applications like milk and cream products, but also yeast, and are suitable for cleaning-in-place
(CIP). Features of the pump range include a high-quality stainless steel construction – all product
contact parts are stainless steel (DIN 1.4404/316L) – and a compact maintenance-friendly design.
Pentair’s hygienic pumps family includes the HRN series, a high-efficiency pump with a closed impeller
and a uniquely designed spiral housing, which is available in an EHEDG certified execution (HRN-E).
The sophisticated design of the series offers efficiencies of up to 80 percent and significantly reduces
operating costs compared to conventional technologies.
Pentair’s hygienic centrifugal pumps, available with standard electric motors and a variety of options
including heating jackets, frequency controllers and a wide range of seals, provide optimum adaptation
to specific requirements and maximum flexibility.
New Generation: Hygienic and Aseptic Valves & Tank tops
Maximum efficiency and security on process vessels such as fermentation tanks is available with
Pentair S?dmo’s compact Tank tops that feature air cleaning combinations with built-on vacuum and
security valves. In addition, a new generation of the IntelliTank Matrix, based on the DSV Complete
double seat valve range, is now available. The IntelliTank Matrix is a compact double seat valve system
for tank filling and emptying that is installed directly under the tank. Its short pipelines eliminate dead
space making the IntelliTank Matrix an interesting alternative to conventional valve manifolds.
Pentair S?dmo has extended its DSV Complete range with the addition of type D660, a cost and
function optimized double seat valve for CIP and other cleaning applications. In addition, the SVP Select
Control Valve, type “XL”, in the nominal widths DN 125 and DN 150 for high flow rates, has been added
to the valve program. Typical applications for control valves include flow rate control, liquid and gas
dosing, pressure regulation in liquid piping, buffer tank level control, and carbon dioxide dosing for
beverage.
About Pentair S?dmo
Pentair S?dmo (www.suedmo.de) offers an extensive range of stainless steel sanitary and aseptic
valves and fittings, and complete manifolds, prefabricated units and turnkey project solutions for the
brewing, beverage, food, dairy, pharmaceutical, chemical, and consumer products industries.
About Pentair Ltd.
Pentair Ltd. (www.pentair.com) delivers industry-leading products, services and solutions for its
customers’ diverse needs in water and other fluids, thermal management and equipment protection.
With pro forma revenues of $7.3 billion, Pentair employs more than 30,000 people worldwide.
15 Jul. 2013

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