Valio and Tetra Pak Marketing Lactose Removal Technology
October 15, 2004
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.