Berlin-based Veganz Group, which says it is the only multi-category provider of vegan food in Europe, announces it has secured a license from Vitiprints LLC for a unique new patented printing process for producing printed oat, almond, soy and other milk alternatives.
Vitiprints LLC of the USA has created a new printable delivery system that transforms 3-D products into a dissolvable print medium. Veganz will utilise this high-speed printing technology to produce a line of both market-ready and patent-protected alt milk and related products.
Healthier, environmentally superior alt milk
Through the patented process, unique printed sheets, discs or pads are “easily and quickly transformed into fresh, high-quality, and healthy milk alternatives”. Veganz printed milk alternative sheets or discs can be mixed with a standard blender adding just water or Veganz printed pads can be dropped directly into beverages.
The quick-dissolving printed products, according to the company, combine the highest quality oats, almonds or soy and additionally can be made free of sugar, gluten, fillers, and preservatives.
The company states that the printed alt dairy products will be healthier, environmentally superior, and competitive, with a variety of form factors customized for food service and consumer use.
The listed sustainability benefits of the milk alternative print include:
- Reduces the package volume for storage and weight by over 90%
- Reduces plastic packaging, water usage, and shipping costs.
- Increases shelf life to over two years.
- Products will be sold in plastic-free packaging
- Causes 75% less carbon dioxide and 53% less other greenhouse gases than milks packaged in plastic bottles.
“We are excited to have entered this exclusive Vitiprints Printed Milk Technology License with Veganz that encompasses the entire European Community”, said Andrew Ferber, Chairman of Vitiprints. “This innovative new process will enable Veganz not only to produce a superior-tasting product but will dramatically reduce the standard milk footprint at retail and beyond! We look forward to working together and introducing the Vitiprints technology in Europe with a great partner like Veganz and introduce an all-new standard in the food and beverage marketplace.”
“The Vitiprints license for printed milk alternatives will allow us to leverage a leading-edge printing technology, helping us address consumer needs in a healthy, green and sustainable way, while at the same time enabling us to expand our portfolio of products into new target markets,” says Jan Bredack, founder and CEO of Veganz Group AG. “We are incredibly excited that our new printed products will offer environmentally superior, great tasting and even healthier alternatives that our customers look for in every Veganz product they purchase.”