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Velcorin® - Protection Against Micro-Organisms and Maintains the Natural Flavour

By LANXESS

Velcorin® technology is a cold sterilisation agent that provides protection against micro-organisms that could spoil the drink and also maintains the natural flavour.

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Your challenges, our technology

As a manufacturer in the beverage industry, you are faced with increasingly tough challenges. On the one hand, new types of drinks (e.g. with added health benefits) always have to be developed, while still maintaining high production standards and ensuring that drinks are protected from spoiling.

Micro-organisms that can spoil drinks, such as yeasts, moulds and bacteria do not just affect the quality and particularly the organoleptic charactersitics of the drink, but can in certain circumstances endanger the health of consumers.

Micro-organisms are everywhere when bottling beverages - in the ambient air, production plants, caps and the drinks themselves. As the manufacturer, you can choose between a variety of different methods to stabilise your drinks, whereby cold sterilisation with Velcorin® has prevailed and successfully established itself as one of the top technologies.

Convincing protection, real flavour

Velcorin® (dimethyldicarbonate/DMDC) is already highly effective at a low dosage against typical micro-organisms that can spoil drinks, it guarantees a supple flavour and is simple to use.

Your benefits from Velcorin®:

  • Highly effective against micro-organisms
  • Neutral flavour
  • Cost - effective
  • Compatible with all types of packaging
  • Application - specific advice and services

Broad range of applications

  • Carbonated and still juice drinks
  • Isotonic sports beverages
  • Iced teas
  • Flavoured water
  • Wine

Uncompromising against micro - organisms

Velcorin® is added during the production of the beverage. Even a low concentrations, Velcorin® is very effective against typical micro-organisms such as yeast, bacteria and moulds.

How does Velcorin® work?

Velcorin® penetrates the cell and deactivates enzymes, leading to the destruction of the micro-organisms. Once added to the beverage, Velcorin® rapidly breaks down into negligible amounts of methanol and carbon dioxide, naturally occuring compounds in many beveraegs such as fruit and vegetable juices and wines. Consquently, it has no effect on the taste, smell or colour of the beverage.

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Velcorin® - Has a worthwhile effect

It is clear, that consumers are always on the look out for new authentic flavours. It is easy to see why you can fully rely on Velcorin® during the filling process, if you place particular importance on the product quality and authentic taste of your soft drinks.

Used around the world

The use of Velcorin® is approved for a wide range of different beverages around the world. Beverage manufacturers are responsibile for ensuring that they meet all local legal requirements, including compliance for import/export activities. Prominent bodies, such as the EU Scientific Committee on Food, the FDA in the US and the JECFA of the WHO, have all confirmed that dimethyldicarbonate is safe for use in the beverage industry. The production of Velcorin® is certified according to ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2005 Velcorin® is also certified to meet Halal and Kosher requirements.

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