Analysis of the constituents and contaminants in oilseeds, cereals and hops is the basis for the pricing between trading partners. Neutrality is of essence here. With the AGROLAB GROUP, you choose a guaranteed fair and independent partner. Producers, retailers, processing industries and research and advisory institutions count among our loyal and satisfied customers.
The AGROLAB laboratory group tests roughly 50,000 oilseed samples (rapeseed, sunflower, linseed, etc.) every year for
Oil content (using NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) or soxhlet methods)
Foreign particles (sieving and manual selection)
Water content (drying chamber method)
Free fatty acids (soxhlet extraction with titration)
Fatty acid profiles (GC)
The Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations (FOSFA) is a professional international contract issuing and arbitral body concerned exclusively with the world trade in oilseeds, oils and fats with over 1,000 members in 84 countries. These members include producers and processors, shippers and dealers, traders, brokers and agents, superintendents, analysts, shipowners, and others providing services to traders.
FOSFA has an extensive range of standard forms of contracts covering goods shipped either CIF, C&F or FOB, for soybeans, sunflowerseeds, rapeseed, and others, vegetable and marine oils and fats, refined oils and fats, from all origins worldwide, for different methods of transportation and different terms of trade. Internationally, 85% of the global trade in oils and fats is traded under FOSFA contracts.
AGROLAB in 99986 Oberdorla tests grains (wheat, rye, malt) for
their baking properties: Raw protein, sedimentation value, falling number, wet gluten
Brewing properties: raw protein, germination ability, sorting
AGROLAB Labor GmbH in Bruckberg tests hops for:
Water content (drying chamber, microwave humidity measurement)
Leaf/stem/vine waste ratio (sieve selection)
Varietal purity (visual appraisal)
Infestation of diseases and pests (visual appraisal)
Alpha acid content (EBC toluene extraction/conductometry)
Analysis volume: approx. 20,000 samples per year
Aside from general quality parameters, we can conduct all the necessary quality assurance tests for desirable constituents. One of the focal points of our analytical concept is to examine undesirable constituents and harmful substances, such as dioxins, PCB, mycotoxins or GMO.