Plasticisers / phthalates analysis

Phthalates are widely used as additives (plasticisers) in the production of plastic materials, such as PVC, and act to soften the materials to increase its processability, flexibility and extensibility. They are also added to paints, varnishes and rubbers as well as to certain food packaging materials. Phthalates are not chemically bound to the materials they

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Dissolved oxygen and carbon dioxide

These methods are fast and accurate and are used to quantify dissolved oxygen and carbon dioxide, using Hatch ultra oxygen and CO2 sensors together with the Orbisphere instrument. Please note that measuring dissolved oxygen for quality assurance does not always give you the full story. In bottled wine, much of the oxygen can actually be

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Cans of prosecco on ice

Solving the canned wine challenge

The client Brown Brothers is a member of Australia’s First Families of Wine (AFFW) and proudly boasts a reputation as a true innovator and trailblazer, both in Australia and overseas. The multi-generation family of winemakers has been based in the King Valley region of Victoria since 1889 and has pioneered alternative varieties, such as Moscato,

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Vinolok glass closure

Vinolok case study

Evaluating an innovative glass closure The client The Vinolok glass closure is manufactured in the Czech Republic and used worldwide by thewine and spirits sector. The company prides itself on developing unique and elegantclosures, using sustainable practices. The challenge The Vinolok glass closure provided a viable alternative to established wine closures, such asscrewcaps and cork,

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Diam case study

Long-term closure performance benchmarking trial The client Diam Bouchage is the leading global supplier of technical cork closures for the wine andspirits sector. The company sells over 2 billion closures globally every year and suppliesmore than 80 countries worldwide.The company prides itself on designing innovative products to provide wines and spiritsproducers with closures that optimise

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