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.

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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