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styrene taste

Styrene (also phenylethylene, vinylbenzene) is a hydrocarbon-derived benzene derivative used in the manufacture of many plastics. In the manufacture of tanks styrene is used for curing and subsequently removed by steaming. In the case of improper production, aggressive cleaning or cracking, it can be released again, thereby entering the wine and adversely affecting the taste. The wine thus takes on a paint and typical and unmistakable reminiscent of plastic sharp and pungent odor or taste. Small amounts are sufficient, as even one ten-thousandth of a gram of styrene per liter of wine (0.1 mg / l) can be perceived. Of the wine faults But today it rarely happens anymore. See also below Solution midrange and Uhuton,

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