The Chilean snack producer – which previously signed a royalty-bearing commercial license with EnWave in 2015 – has purchased a second 10kW REV machine to double its royalty-bearing capacity.
Under the agreements, Intakt pays the Vancouver-based technology company a 5% royalty on the revenues it generates from REV-dried products.
EnWave’s REV technology is an proprietary method for the precise dehydration of organic materials.
The company’s strategy is to sign royalty-bearing commercial licenses with disruptive companies in multiple verticals in the food and pharma sectors for the use of its technology, with over 40 licenses signed to date.
REV is offered in two platforms:
- nutraREV, a drum-based system that dehydrates organic materials quickly and at low-cost, while maintaining high levels of nutrition, taste, texture and colour.
- quantaREV, a tray-based system used for continuous, high-volume low-temperature drying.
Additionally, EnWave has established the NutraDried Food Company to manufacture, market and sell all-natural dairy snack products in the US, including Moon Cheese brand.
NutraDried leverages EnWave’s REV technology to remove the moisture from cheese without impacting the nutrition or flavour to produce an all-natural crunchy snack.
“Moon Cheese is unique in that it fits into today’s snacking and nutrition landscape perfectly. Plus, it’s one of the only snacks that tastes great, can travel anywhere and is full of nutrients,” NutraDried CEO Mike Pytlinski told this site.
“We discovered that today’s consumer has evolved to seek snacks that are high in protein, low in carbs and sugar free. We also found that consumers value access to complete, easy-to-understand ingredient information.
“We are pleased to provide consumers with a healthy dairy snack that is available at any time and does not compromise great taste or nutritional benefits.”
Lake Blue SpA d.b.a. Intakt Snacks is a family-owned agro-industrial company producing keto-friendly snacks made from different types of cheese infused with natural ingredients like Chili Pepper & Coriander (Spicy), Black Pepper, Oregano, Onion, Tomato-Basil-Oregano (Mediterranean Mix), Blueberry, Raspberry and Honey.
The snacks are sold in Chile (available in various retailers) and the US (online and via distributors). With the additional production capacity provided by the second REV machine, it plans to expand distribution into the Chinese and Japanese markets in 2021.