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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 Filtration Solutions acquires Carl Prandtl MicroFiltration

Pentair Filtration Solutions has acquired Carl Prandtl MicroFiltration (CPM), a global leader in sterile air filtration.
CPM brings Pentair Filtration Solutions over a century of innovation and expertise in sterile air filtration technologies in the Food and Beverage industry. CPM sterile air filters feature innovate designs that provide several major advantages over conventional filter cartridges. CPM also offers a line of in-process and off-line filter cartridge integrity testing equipment. It enables Pentair to build on superior technology, increase global capability and thereby provide our customers a broader, more innovative and deeper array of products, services and solutions. "This acquisition will further Pentair’s leadership position in the attractive food and beverage sector, where Pentair Filtration Solutions’ expertise is already highly valued," said Netha Johnson, Pentair Filtration Solutions’ President. Olaf M?ller, Vice President Food & Beverage, added "By broadening our technology and components portfolio in Food and Beverage, we will be able to provide more integrated solutions to our customers." ABOUT PENTAIR, INC.
Pentair is a global diversified industrial company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its Water Group is a global leader in providing innovative products and systems used worldwide in the movement, treatment, storage and enjoyment of water. Pentair’s Technical Products Group is a leader in the global enclosures and thermal management markets, designing and manufacturing thermal management products and standard, modified, and custom enclosures that protect sensitive electronics and the people that use them. With 2010 revenues of $3.0 billion, Pentair employs over 14,000 people worldwide.
14 Фев. 2012

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