VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - December 29, 2016) - EnWave Corporation (TSX VENTURE: ENW) (FRANKFURT: E4U) ("EnWave", or the "Company") today announced that it has been contracted by Bonduelle, a leading global processor of frozen vegetable products and a current licensee of the Company's Radiant Energy Vacuum ("REV™") technology, to increase the productivity of Bonduelle's 120kW REV™ Machinery. This enhancement will incorporate a continuous belt system and approximately double the production capacity. Bonduelle will compensate EnWave for the completion of this improvement.
This machinery improvement will allow Bonduelle to commit to larger purchase orders from its customers, as well as further the enhancement of the already high quality InFlavor premium frozen vegetable brand. Additionally, the incorporation of a continuous belt system will allow Bonduelle to gain valuable insights prior to potentially committing to purchase a larger 400kW REV™ machine in 2017.
Bonduelle was able to create the InFlavor process by harnessing the unique processing capabilities of REV™ technology. The new InFlavor process produces frozen vegetables to a much higher standard, including superior texture, enhanced concentration of flavor and improved nutritional value. On September 14, 2016, Bonduelle issued a news release entitled "Bonduelle combines technology and flavor to create a new line of vegetables", which highlights their future plans for the InFlavor brand. The release in its entirety can be read via the following link: http://inflavor.bonduelleamericas.com/imports/medias/pdf/bonduelle-communique-history.pdf.
Bonduelle is a family company founded in 1853 with the mission "to be the world leader in healthy living through vegetables". Committed to innovation and with a long-term vision, the group is diversifying its operations and geographical reach. Its vegetables are grown on 128,000 hectares and marketed in 100 countries under a variety of brands, through different distribution channels and in all technologies.
With its unique agro-industrial expertise and 57 industrial or agricultural production sites, Bonduelle operates in the best farming areas in close proximity to its customers. For Bonduelle, it is a point of honour to bring its vegetables to market using every available technology to give its customers a full range of consumer choices.
For several years now, Bonduelle has achieved sustained and steady growth, divided between internal growth and acquisitions, and has reached a total revenue of close to two billion euros for the last financial year.
For more information about Bonduelle please visit www.bonduelle.com/en.
EnWave Corporation, a Vancouver-based advanced technology company, has developed Radiant Energy Vacuum ("REV™") -- an innovative, proprietary method for the precise dehydration of organic materials. REV™ technology's commercial viability has been demonstrated and is growing rapidly across several market verticals in the food and pharmaceutical sectors. EnWave's strategy is to sign royalty-bearing commercial licenses with industry leaders in multiple verticals for the use of REV™ technology. The company has signed seventeen royalty-bearing licenses to date, opening up eight distinct market sectors for commercialization of new and innovative products. In addition to these licenses, EnWave has formed a Limited Liability Partnership, NutraDried LLP, to develop, manufacture, market and sell all-natural cheese snack products in the United States under the Moon Cheese® brand.
EnWave has introduced REV™ as the new dehydration standard in the food and biological material sectors: faster and cheaper than freeze drying, with better end product quality than air drying or spray drying. EnWave currently has three commercial REV™ platforms:
1. nutraREV® which is used in the food industry to dry food products quickly and at low-cost, while maintaining high levels of nutrition, taste, texture and colour;
2. powderREV® which is used for the bulk dehydration of food cultures, probiotics and fine biochemicals such as enzymes below the freezing point, and
3. quantaREV® which is used for continuous, high-volume low-temperature drying.
An additional platform, freezeREV®, is being developed as a new method to stabilize and dehydrate biopharmaceuticals such as vaccines and antibodies. More information about EnWave is available at www.enwave.net.
Dr. Tim Durance
President & CEO
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