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EnWave, NDH Retail to develop new cheese products using REV technology

FBR Staff Writer Published 05 July 2013

EnWave has entered into an agreement with the Netherlands-based food production and distribution company NDH Retail to support the development of cheese snack products with its Radiant Energy Vacuum (REV) technology.

The collaboration with NDH is the fourth market opportunity that EnWave is developing with its current customer base for all-natural dried cheese applications.

Under the agreement, NDH Retail will lease a test-scale nutraREV machine for its European headquarters to produce cheese samples for a broader market test over the next few months under its own brand.

The products will be distributed in European nations including the Netherlands, Belgium, Russia and the Ukraine and are claimed to be gluten-free and contain no carbohydrates.

If market testing is successful, a first commercial nutraREV machine is expected to be ordered in the fourth quarter of this year for installation at a facility in Maastricht, Netherlands with operation expected by mid 2014.

The facility will initially manufacture the products for the Belgium and Dutch markets and may export to Russia and the Ukraine.

NDH is a closely affiliated company with Hugh Wiebe, a director of EnWave and former chairman of Brookside Foods. The company mainly focuses on natural dried cheese snacks, as well as cheese croutons.

EnWave is a Vancouver-based industrial technology company developing commercial applications for its Radiant Energy Vacuum (REV) dehydration technology. The company is introducing REV as a new dehydration standard in the food and biological material sectors: potentially faster and cheaper than freeze drying, with better end product quality than air drying or spray drying.