SIHA Bentonite G has long been a favourite among winemakers due to its ease of preparation, rapid settling, compact lees, and the ability to remove supernatant from the stock solution to minimise wine dilution. Working with Blue H2O Filtration, Eaton Technologies GmbH of Germany has recently refined the product and packaging to improve quality, handling, and sustainability. As part of our Quality Management System we have created this notification to explain the changes and improvements in the product.
1. The original product was beige. The new bentonite will be slightly lighter in colour due to the higher level of refinement. Comparison images below:
2. The current part number 61103250 will change to the new part number: 61111200.
3. For ease of handling, bags will be 20 kg instead of 25 kg.
4. Packaging will be fully recyclable.
Will I still be able to decant the supernatant off the stock solution to minimise water addition to the wine?
Yes. There are no changes to the physical parameters of the product.
Will addition rates change?
No, although as it is a natural product there are always minor variations in stabilisation rates. As always, it is critical to use a sample from the cellar stock for lab testing.
Will the new product settle as quickly as the old product?
How do I recycle the new bags?
Remove any residual bentonite and just add them to your normal paper recycling.
Is it possible to get 15 kg bags?
Not yet. It has taken us a long time to get from 25 to 20 kg bags! We will continue to push for 15 kg bags.
When will the new product be available?
It will begin to be distributed starting March 2018.
For further information please contact us.