Gen-X has all the same physical properties as Brewmaster 2 with the added feature of an extra barrier layer which improves beer quality as it practically eliminates any O2 ingress into the tube which would normally promote bacteria growth. Valpar are the world’s leading beverage tubing manufacture and have spent decades working with and listening to the beer dispensing industry to develop Gen-X tubing. Independent testing has shown that, in terms of performance, Gen-X is outstripping all other materials currently in use in terms of hygiene, freshness, gas retention & beer quality.
Nylon was selected as the inner layer due to its hydrophilic property and its ultra smooth surface
An excellent barrier layer is co-extruded within the tube wall to stop gas permeation and preserve the beverage aroma and flavour
The additional barrier layer ensures no loss of CO2 from the beverage and
practically eliminates any O2 ingress into the beverage tube that could promote bacteria growth
Gen-X tube is ideal for protection against both cross migration and full immersion in glycol solutions.
Valpar Micro Matic performed tests internally and also within different breweries in several markets. Tests results showed:
Inclusion of a highly engineered barrier layer has a more significant affect
on bacteria growth.
Product quality is further safeguarded by the inclusion of the highly engineered barrier layer by almost full retention of the dispense gas throughout the tube length.
Nylon has been retained as the inner layer due to its hydrophilic property which combine with its ultra smooth surface and the highly engineered barrier layer gives Valpar its next generation tube.
This next generation tube is the ideal for protection against both cross migration and full immersion in glycol solutions.
The microbial growth tests indicate that the cleaning cycle for the next generation tube could be increased to at least approx 6 – 8 weeks where currently the cycle time is 3 – 4 weeks. This will be determined by the type of system.
The double barrier guarantees:
Freshness and improved aroma Perfect carbonation from the first glass of the day
Hygienization serves to inhibit microbial growth.