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Vinitech Innovation Award for Pall's Oenofine Wine Filtration System

Posted on October 14, 2010

An advanced filtration system from Pall Corporation that streamlines the wine production process and enhances producer profitability margins has been awarded the Bronze Trophy in the Vinitech Siefel 2010 Innovations Award Program. Pall’s Oenofine XL cross-flow filtration system was honored in the category of new innovations for wine production and packaging. Pall is a world leader in filtration, separation and purification.

The Oenofine XL system utilizes Pall’s hollow fiber filtration technology and a proprietary stabilization agent to combine two critical production steps into a single, cost-saving process. The Pall system eliminates the need for separate protein stabilization and product clarification by dosing activated bentonite directly into the filtration process, upstream of the filter modules.

Combining the stabilization and clarification steps accelerates production turn-around by eliminating the settling time required by traditional, separate bentonite dosing (fining); improves product yield by reducing normal sediment (lees) volume; and increases production efficiency. In addition, Pall’s streamlined filtration system reduces the consumption of water and energy, as well as the use of cleaning agents, thereby improving environmental impact and reducing associated costs.

“Traditional processes are typically carried out in consecutive steps, adding labor, time and waste to the wine-making process. The Pall Oenofine XL filtration system accelerates production, reduces bentonite consumption, increases production capacity and profit margins for wine producers,” said Nicole Madrid, Global Marketing Leader, Wine and Spirits.

To learn more about Pall’s award-winning Oenofine XL technology, visit Hall 1, Stand 2901 at the 2010 Vinitech Siefel Exhibition in Bordeaux, France from November 30 to December 2. Additionally, Pall will present the technology at the exhibition’s ‘Forum du Pôle Innovations & Nouveautés – Vin & Conditionnement’ on Wednesday, December 1st at 15 h 30 in Hall 1, Aisle 33.

Pall Food and Beverage is the global leader in filtration and separation solutions for the food and beverage market. It serves the needs of the beer, wine, spirits, dairy, soft drink, bottled water, enzymes, food ingredients and associated industries. The Company can provide a complete solution to customers' fluid management needs. Pall's solutions help to ensure product quality and protect consumers while lowering operating costs and minimizing waste.

About Pall Corporation

Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) is a filtration, separation and purification leader providing solutions to meet the critical fluid management needs of customers across the broad spectrum of Life Sciences and Industrial markets. Pall works with customers to advance health, safety and environmentally responsible technologies. The Company’s engineered products enable process and product innovation and minimize emissions and waste. Pall Corporation, with total revenues of $2.4 billion for fiscal 2010, is an S&P 500 company with more than 10,000 employees serving customers worldwide. Pall has been named a top "green company" by Newsweek magazine. To see how Pall is helping enable a greener, safer, more sustainable future, visit

Media Contact:

Kristen Gobbo
Pall Food & Beverage
Sr. Marketing Manager
Telephone: 516-801-9140

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