Grace Introduces DARACLAR® 9000HP, New Beer Stabilizer That Increases Productivity, Reduces Environmental Impact

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W. R. Grace & Co. has introduced DARACLAR® 9000HP, a breakthrough in beer stabilization that increases brewing productivity while improving sustainability.

DARACLAR® 9000HP helps brewers improve margins in a competitive marketplace without compromising on taste or quality.

W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announces a breakthrough in beer stabilization that increases brewing productivity while decreasing the amount of water used and solid waste created in the brewing process.

Grace, the company that pioneered silica stabilization 40 years ago, has introduced DARACLAR® 9000HP silica to provide several operational and environmental benefits that give today’s brewers a competitive edge while helping to meet sustainability initiatives.

The key to DARACLAR® 9000HP silica’s performance is its fast-filtering properties. The faster flow reduces the amount of filter aid needed, which minimizes solid waste produced and water needed during clean-in-place (CIP) filtration cycles in the brewing process.

Brewery test case results demonstrated that the newly engineered silica improved capacity while reducing filtration and stabilization costs by 25 percent. These improvements were achieved as a drop-in to the existing line without the need for new equipment, downtime for process modification, or capital expense. For more details and full case study results, visit http://www.grace.com/beer.

“This innovation in beer stabilization couldn’t have come at a better time for large and small brewers around the world,” said Grace’s John Gilbert, Vice President, Engineered Materials. “DARACLAR® 9000HP helps brewers improve margins in a competitive marketplace without compromising on taste or quality.”

The new Grace product also provides the food safety benefit of lowering the risk of leachable metals by reducing the amount of diatomaceous earth needed in the brewing process.

Supplier of major global breweries and beer makers around the world, Grace has over 70 years experience in silica technologies for the food and beverage industry. Grace pioneered the development of selective adsorbents for beer clarifiers and stabilization. DARACLAR® and LUDOX® silicas remain trusted brands in the global beverage industry for clarification and stabilization.

DARACLAR® silica is a selective adsorbent developed specifically for the brewing process and is highly efficient for "chill-proofing." The high levels of chemical purity and amorphous nature of DARACLAR® silicas insure they are safe and effective. They are chemically inert, insoluble in beer, and therefore easily and completely removed during the filtration process. The product meets German Purity Laws, is REACH registered, and compliant with HACCP and IPEC GMP.

About Grace
Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts; engineered and packaging materials; and specialty construction chemicals and building materials. The company’s three industry-leading business segments—Grace Catalysts Technologies, Grace Materials Technologies, and Grace Construction Products—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that improve the products and processes of customer partners in over 155 countries around the world. Grace’s 2014 net sales were $3.2 billion. More information about Grace is available at grace.com.

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