Finnish firm Valio has developed and patented a process to produce lactose-free dairy products using membrane filtration technology. Valio's technology will be marketed worldwide in a joint effort with Tetra Pak. The companies will be separately responsible for deals with those who purchase the technology. The companies say the new technology removes lactose completely (<0.01% lactose), leaving none of the slightly sweet taste inherent in low-lactose milks, according to the company. Valio will license the membrane technology manufacturing process to customers and Tetra Pak will deliver membrane filtration equipment and engineering.
Valio and Tetra Pak Marketing Lactose Removal Technology
October 15, 2004