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Technological innovation

  • Continuous showering
    The bundles of cork planks are boiled using a process of continuous showing in clean water. The tannins and volatile components that can lead to sensorial problems are greatly reduced and the microbiological and sanitary characteristics are improved.
  • Washing with ozone
    After punching, the cork is washed by means of a special cleaning process that uses ozone to provide a deep cleansing and disinfection.
  • Computer vision
    Parramon Exportap is a pioneer in the development and implementation of innovative selection processes based on computer vision. State-of-the-art equipment guarantees the maximum precision and rigour in applying the programmed parameters. This efficient, constant process produces homogenous products free of critical defects.
  • Laser marking
    Parramon Exportap was the sector’s first company worldwide to possess its own laser marking machine for finishing natural cork stoppers. Laser marking represents the culmination of our efforts to offer the highest quality printing, improving the finish of our high-end cork stoppers.
  • Bark extraction
    Parramon Exportap extracts the bark from the cork planks immediately after punching. It uses a continuous microgranulation process to avoid any type of microbiological contamination. The simplicity of the industrial concept, together with a modern technological process, results in an innovative product of the highest quality.
  • IMS
    Parramon Exportap develops the first IMS (Ion Mobility Spectrometer) prototypes for individual TCA detection in corks. The corks are individual checked and any cork detected with TCA above indicated threshold is removed from the process.
    December 2019: VOCUS is the latest improved version of individual TCA detection. The calculated margin of error nears 0%.