New VinLiner helps wines stay healthy during shipment

London, 06 January 2009 – The New Zealand wine industry is at the
forefront in minimising the environmental impact of producing and
transporting its wines and from January 1st 2009 JF Hillebrand has
added the exclusive VinLiner insulation device to all its wine-only
groupage containers ex-New Zealand. VinLiner ensures that
consignments shipped via this service arrive in the best possible
condition, minimising the risk of temperature or humidity damage on
route.

VinLiner is a protective liner foil which is placed in dry containers
to protect wine against thermal shocks, bad smells and humidity
infiltration that might occur during transport. Designed specifically
for the beverage industry and used across the entire JF Hillebrand
global network, VinLiner offers one of the most advanced cargo
protection solutions available on the market.

JF Hillebrand will be exhibiting at the Annual New Zealand Winegrowers
Trade Tasting Event being held in London on 13 January at The Nursery
Pavilion, Lord’s Cricket Ground. VinLiner will be showcased at the
event along with other beverage supply chain logistics solutions. JF
Hillebrand will be located between stands 37-38.

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To reach most export markets, wines from New Zealand must travel
thousands of miles and cross a range of climates. This logistical
journey exposes them to varying extremes of temperature and humidity,
with the obvious risk to wine quality. “VinLiner” dramatically reduces
the impact of temperature and humidity shifts during day and night,
and protects wines from radiation and thermal forces, which can occur
on the ship or on the port terminals.

“Wine and spirits are highly perishable products, sensitive to changes
in temperature,” said Pierre Corvisier, JF Hillebrand’s Director of
New Services. “Different climates and unpredictable weather conditions
around the world can lead to wines being exposed to unforeseen
extremes of humidity and temperature – adversely affecting quality,
and damaging the product. VinLiner provides the solution.”

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