We understand, quality is not mere
adherence to a set of standards & norms, rather a proactive endeavour
leading to overall improvement of the organization. We implement quality
mechanisms that extend across all the fields that determine us, from product
designing to development, testing, bulk manufacturing and packaging.
We are equipped with new generation technologies that enable us to generate
value for our customers through our product solutions and services. All our
products pass stringent quality mechanisms & testing procedures. Certain
parameters on which quality of the cork are tested are:
Randomly sampled corks from each batch of
production are tested by immersing them in a 500ml container of neutral dry
white wine for 24 hours, then checked organoleptically for changes in
sensory character when compared to a control wine. If TCA (Trichloroanisole)
taint is suspected, an immersion test will be made from six corks from every
bale. Any bale with TCA taint will be rejected.
Individual corks are classified into predetermined
categories depending on the physical qualities agreed on with the producer.
A cork moisture instrument is used to measure the moisture
content of the cork. Cork shipments generally are received with a moisture
level below 8% average, with a tolerance per AQL 4.0. If average moisture
level is above 8% but below 10.5%, the corks are to be placed in a drying
area which is physically separate from the storage area for accepted corks.
Cork dimensions are checked on a sample size approved.
Furthermore, the product size also conforms with the set standards
One cork from each bale taken & is tested using a
qualitative analysis involving the reaction of potassium iodide with
residual oxidants in the presence of a starch indicator. A change in the
test solution from clear to blue/violet color is a positive result.
Our streamlined quality mechanisms ensure that all products delivered
conform to the international quality & safety standards. It is also
ensured that they meet the desired specifications as mentioned y the client.