Explore Cider & Perry
What is Cider?
Cider is an alcoholic beverage obtained by the complete or partial fermentation of:
- the juice of fresh apples,
- the reconstituted juice of concentrate made from the juice of apple,
- a mixture of both.
The product will have a general alcohol content within the range of 1.2% to less than 8.5% alcohol by volume (ABV).
What is Perry?
Perry is an alcoholic beverage made using a method that is similar to cider production but using pears rather than apples. It has been common for centuries in England and is also made in parts of Wales and France.
The UK is the largest market for cider globally and cider consumption is predominantly European, but other regions are seeing significant growth in recent years.
We Are a Global Leader for Crossflow Filtration in Cider
Pall Corporation has a strong presence in the world of cider making and is an important supplier of filtration technologies to the UK’s cider industry, as well as all other cider and perry producing regions globally.
Seitz® filter sheets were first sold to wineries over 130 years ago, but cider is also a market where they have been sold for many decades. It is estimated that more than a trillion liters of wine have been filtered using our flat filter sheet media and is therefore logical to assume that the amount of cider filtered is also equally significant.
In recent years our Oenoflow™ filtration systems have changed the way cider is clarified. With over 1,500 installations, many of which are in cider, the Oenoflow system continues to be the global leader for crossflow filtration in cider.
Filtration is a key operation in modern cider production to deliver visually bright and shelf stable product. Pall offers a wide range of filtration and separation solutions to accommodate this fast-growing industry in applications from post fermentation clarification to final filtration for microbiological stabilization.
Learn more about our cider filtration technologies .