The Natinga TCA /TBA Detection Project
TN Coopers decided in 2010 to focus on developing an additional tool that would allow the early detection of these contaminations by identifying the problem at its origin.
After 2 years of training, we presented our experts, Ambrosia and Odysé, two friendly professional Labrador retrievers (former drug sniffing dogs) to detect TCA and TBA. Over the years, we now have a team of dogs introducing: Moro, Zamba and Mamba.
Our goal is to provide innovative support for the winemaking industry by developing a permanent surveillance program within our barrel and alternatives manufacturing process and also to extend this unique service for our clients in Chile at their winemaking facility. Our goal is to train dogs at all of our offices and to bring this service internationally in Italy, South Africa, and here in North America.
TN Coopers routinely controls our facilities by inspecting the wood yard, production areas and supplies depot, as well as the finished products. With an annual turnover of over 400 containers for both imports and exports, the Natinga Project has become a success and a crucial procedure for eliminating contaminant in barrel and alternative production.