They no longer have to be cleaned and have a long shelf life: the new Ecodraft drums from the Belgian company Cardiff Group NV, which presented its new products at BrauBeviale in Nuremberg.
In collaboration with a number of Belgian breweries, Ecodraft has developed reusable 18- and 30-litre drums. These barrels can be used for up to ten years. This is made possible by a patented double-bag system in the barrel. The liquid is in the plastic bag, which is exchanged. Return transport and chemical cleaning of the barrel are therefore no longer necessary.
Ecodraft offers an alternative drum with an HDPE outer body (high density polyethylene) for beer, wine and other beverages. Thanks to their low weight, reduced diameter and sturdy handles, these drums are ergonomic and easy to handle. The HDPE housing also has the property of not exploding even under extremely destructive overpressure. The overpressure is always reduced in a controlled manner. The interior of the Ecodraft barrels is only made of pure and easy to use materials and laminates, without adding aluminium layers.