By CANADIAN VENDING
Lampados International, Ltd. has created Liteez, a 3D meringue kiss sweetener for hot beverages. A new eco-friendly facility was just completed to reduce energy and water use.
The company has developed an entirely automatic, closed-system production process for Liteez that ensures product safety according to the strictest certifications, with full control over every step, including packaging.
Production of meringue is typically highly sensitive to contamination, especially during the foaming stage. Many meringue manufacturers do this stage manually, which is labor intensive. The new closed system prevents contamination throughout every step.
“When we set out to create a new sweetener, while we certainly strived for exceptional characteristics and functionality, we wanted to do so with responsibility,” explains Noam Kaplan, CEO of Lampados in a press release. “Consumers — especially Millennials — expect manufacturers to be a part of the community and take care of the environment. Part of Lampados’ mission is to make Liteez a better-for-you product in every aspect.”
The new production process of the 3D meringue sweetener allows water savings by reducing the water in the mixture by 9 per cent, which saves energy in the drying process. Further energy reduction was achieved by shifting to a continuous process, washing equipment and utensils only once in each production, saving a further 47 per cent on water usage.
Lampados Ltd., a family-owned company, was founded in 1975. The company specializes in tabletop sweeteners and health products, such as sugar-free syrups. CEO Noam Kaplan joined the company in 2009. The manufacturing site has BRC Grade A certification.