The many aquariums, terrariums and ponds in the JBL Research Center give an immediate indication of how important practical tests are. Even if the scientists know, say, the protein/fat ratio they are aiming at, they need to put their results to the test. Only by feeding the food to the fish can a definite statement about the palatability or, say, the colour enhancing effects be made.
That’s why the JBL Research Center is divided into three sections:
- Garden Pond
“Our target is to ensure that the animals in the aquarium, terrarium and garden pond are well enough to reproduce. This way we can continue to prevent the removal of animals from their natural habitats. But this requires basic research and research into biotopes.”
Roland Böhme, General Manager of JBL
For its garden pond division, JBL receives substantiated information by cooperating with renowned koi breeders and importers. Another important basis for the product development here is the cooperation with veterinary specialists.
The aquariums in the research center, collaborations with fish breeders, scientists, public aquariums, and fish importers, these are all pillars of our aquatic business. An ongoing exchange of information ensures our access to the most recent and reliable research. The JBL research expeditions make invaluable biotope data and live observations available, which can confirm or even negate existing information. The research results are incorporated into the product development and the manufacture of the product takes place in the newest facilities. As an example, fish food tins are filled and sealed under nitrogen gas, so as not diminish the high quality of the food by any exposure to air. We rely on state-of-the-art technology, when choosing a packaging system/the packaging too. Instead of a simple aluminium foil to seal the food tins we use a dedicated compound foil, with plastic to seal the food and a vaporised aluminium coating on the outside. This aluminium coating is both light repellent and gastight, but the food never comes into contact with it (as this could lead to health issues). Without such forethought it wouldn’t be JBL quality!