From the company’s press release:
Breakthrough for Beverage Delivery Systems: Tubing Proven to Help Eliminate Bacteria
Denver, CO – December 13, 2012 – Eldon James Corporation – a leading, U.S. based manufacturer of
plastic tubing and fittings, announced a major breakthrough for the beer and beverage industry. After
months of testing by a renowned third party food and beverage research facility, it was concluded that
the unique properties of Eldon James’ FlexeleneTM Silver Tubing help eliminate beverage spoiling
bacteria without affecting taste.
A significant challenge for the beverage industry has been to assure
that businesses that dispense their product adhere to the stringent
cleaning standards required to eliminate the buildup of bacteria and
biofilm in beverage delivery lines. This biofilm can adversely affect
taste and the quality of the product at the consumer level. Because of
this reality, the beverage industry has long sought after a solution to
help increase consistency and quality of their product between
Extensive testing was conducted by the prestigious Research Center
Weihenstephan for Brewing and Food Technology in Freising,
Germany. It was concluded that the FlexeleneTM Silver (PVC Free)
Tubing was 100% effective in reducing the concentrations of 3 of the
most common beer and beverage spoiling bacteria after 2,000 liters of
flow as well as statically. The most astonishing result is the impressive
reduction of Lactobacillus brevis, which is determined to be the most
frequently detected microorganism in beer.
The study concluded that, “Eldon James’ FlexeleneTM Silver Tubing is now expected to have a significant
impact on the food and beverage industry.”
Eldon James is a woman owned, Colorado based manufacturer with international reach that has
continued to see growth through difficult economies. Their innovations in antimicrobial and PVC Free
tubing and fittings have continued to strengthen their position in the food and beverage industry.
For more information and specific test results, visit www.eldonjames.com/testresults or contact Greg
Kinney at 970‐667‐2728.