Be-St Holland Products B.V. took the challenge to improve the overall quality of these cups. Together with the specialised compounder Wittenburg a solution was developed with a proven protection against bacteria growth resulting in an increased service life. The compound, engineered by Wittenburg R+D, contains antibacterial agents normally used in stringent medical applications. In addition the compound has been manufactured to medical quality standards. Be?St Holland Products improved the design of the cup to allow it to be disassembled easier and faster from its tray.The antibacterial performance of the Wittenburg compound has been confirmed by the UK-based, independent test house Industrial Microbiological Service Limited (IMSL). IMSL measured a reduction of bacterial growth of E. coli and S. aureus by > 99.9 % (certificate 1020735.1A). Wittenburg says that this is an excellent result in regard to protecting the quality of the dough and a significant step forward regarding the overall hygiene of the proving cabinets.Be-St Holland Products, based in Bergen op Zoom, is a producer of customised cheese moulds used for commercial quality cheese manufacturing as well as plastic components for dough proving equipment.