Over the last 45 years MASilva has established itself as an industry technology leader and its proprietary cork cleaning processes are recognized worldwide. With the design and implementation of this new state-of-the-art testing technology we once again demonstrate our determination to becoming the leading manufacturer of the finest premium cork. This fully automated process is based on a leading-edge technology that uses gas-phase spectroscopy, available for high-end corks intended for Premium wines. Each stopper is checked one by one to detect any traces of TCA, leaving no margin for human error.
The SARA® process uses controlled steam and pressure to expel the TCA and other volatile compounds from the cork granules. We use this process to ensure high quality in Silktop® products and sparkling wine stoppers, as well as Pearl® micro-agglomerate stoppers.
TCA IS REDUCED – each cork granule is treated with steam, to make TCA and other phenols
CONTINUOUS PROCESS SYSTEM – the granules are moved from the steam area directly to the drying area, eliminating the risk of cross contamination of microorganisms.
AUTOMATIC PROCESS – continuous feed of granules from the SARA® allows for high volumes of production.