Over the last 40 years MASilva has proved to be the of cork industry and exclusive processes to combat TCA. With the design and implementation of this new revolutionary technology of individual analysis, again our determination to be the leading producer of stoppers Premium quality natural cork. This fully automated process is based on a leading-edge technology through a system of spectroscopy in gas phase, being available for high-end corks intended for Premium wines. Inspection is performed from stopper to stopper to detect any traces of ACT, leaving no margin to 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 volatile.
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.