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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, a global leader in filtration and process technologies, has launched a new concept for monitoring the quality of filled packages at drinktec 2013.
The Haffmans Automator provides an outstanding solution that measures all
relevant quality parameters directly in the filled package in a single measurement cycle.
A major advantage of the new concept is its modular design. In addition to the basic
parameters of oxygen (O2) and carbon dioxide (CO2), the system can be extended,
according to customer needs, for analysis of alcohol, turbidity, pH value or others. The
minimum analysis configuration includes determination of headspace oxygen (HSO),
dissolved oxygen (DO), total package oxygen (TPO), headspace volume and CO2, using
proven Pentair measuring technology. All measuring data is centrally stored and can also be
linked to an external laboratory management system. The resulting advantages include
strongly reduced labor needs and a fully automated process that offers all relevant test
results using a single device.
Autosampler Saves Time and Improves Quality
The autosampler is a crucial new feature to the Haffmans Automator as it eliminates the needs
for samples to be put into the device separately and processed one-by-one. The system is
equipped with a sample changer that is suitable for the most common glass bottles, PET
bottles and cans. After the sample is loaded onto the autosampler, sample processing is fully
automatic. For the operator this means a significant time saving as he can perform other tasks
while the analysis is running. In addition, due to the reduced labor requirements, more
samples can be analyzed in the same time, which results in a close-meshed quality control.
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 approximately $8 billion, Pentair employs more than
30,000 people worldwide.
The state-of-the-art quality control equipment and microfiltration as well as custom-made
solutions for CO2 recovery and management for the brewing, soft drink, wine, bioethanol,
and biogas industries offered under the Haffmans brand may be viewed at www.haffmans.nl.
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Pentair Contact:
Sjoerd van der Sterren, Head of Marketing Food & Beverage Process Solutions
Pentair Filtration & Process
Direct: +31 77 323 23 35
Email: [email protected]
25 Сен. 2013



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