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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.

Compact dry coolers from GEA: now better tailored to customer requirements

Bochum (Germany), 04.06.2013 – GEA has expanded its portfolio of offerings for compact dry coolers, in order to better serve in the future the cooling requirements for small and medium-sized gensets. In addition, these compact cooling systems can be effectively used for extensive areas of industrial process technology. These coolers with their modular design are now available as newly developed models with various types of finned-tube geometry for the heat exchangers. Customers can now choose between individually matched materials and specific geometries for the finned tubes, which enables significant functional improvements in the system. For the heat exchanger materials, customers can now select among copper, copper-nickel, as well as among tubes made of stainless steel and C steel with compact ribs consisting of aluminum, copper, or stainless steel. For the light-metal ribs, GEA uses a special PoluAl coating that is especially resistant to chemical substances. The choice of fans has likewise been enlarged to enable quiet, speed-controlled operation – and EC motors are now optional. Some cooler models already offer these highly efficient EC fans as standard features. The majority of compact industrial coolers from GEA is now available both in high- and low-temperature models, with cases made of hot-dip-galvanized steel and epoxy-based, anti-corrosion coating.

Sales contact:
GEA Erge-Spirale et Soramat SAS
Olivier Dewulf
Z.A des Ateliers Centraux, 2 rue de l’Electrolyse BP 66
62410 Wingles, France
Tel.: +33 1 61 04 18 01
[email protected]

4 Июн. 2013



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