In the meantime our laboratory is the center of quality control for both shareholders and one third of the worldwide hop harvest is analysed by our lab-team. Our core competence is not only the detection of important substances in hops and hop-products (bitter- and aroma-components as well as polyphenols), but also the determination of a variety of ingredients in a wide range of natural materials like carotenoids, vitamins, terpenes, xanthines or fatty acids. Consequently our laboratory monitors the quality of all extracts and extracted materials, supports process control (e.g. by determining the concentration of extractable compounds), contributes to our own R&D projects by developing the respective analytical methods and offers its broad analytical spectrum as service provider to our customers. Additionally our lab-team has enormous expertise in the detection of pesticide residues. Our know-how in this area as well as our state-of-the–art equipment enables us to determine all relevant agents in the range of nano-mol.
To offer the detection of a multitude of different ingredients our laboratory is fully-equipped to a high technical standard. Our main analytical focus is in the fields of spectroscopy (UV/VIS/NIR) and chromatography. Next to six HPLC-appliances with DAD-detectors four gas-chromatographs (FID and MS) and one triple-quad-mass-spectrometer are used.
The long standing experience of our lab-team and the resulting in-depth know-how leads to a broad competence for our daily analytical duties and challenges.