The Vancouver based company earlier sent samples of its omega-3 product to numerous customers in Europe. At the request of some of those customers, LeanLife recently shipped additional samples in quantities sufficient for use in large volume production trials.
These production trials typically follow initial testing and satisfaction with the product specifications and quality certificate provided by LeanLife.
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“One of these food producers creates a variety of milk related products that are sold throughout Europe and through 500 stores in the United States,” said the company.
With the potential for “large scale demand” for its product, LeanLife said it is upgrading its equipment to increase its production capacity and build inventory to shorten the lead time between future orders and delivery.
Efficiency boosted by new reactor
The upgraded reactor used in its proprietary process will boost LeanLife's production capacity by 400% making a substantial improvement in throughput and order fulfillment.
Leanlife said the new reactor will also result in reduced labor and cost of production thereby increasing profit margins for the company.
"The indications are that we will need to increase production capacity for 2020,” said LeanLife Health CEO Stan Lis.
“We are therefore upgrading our facilities to put the company in a position to meet this potential customer demand for our plant-based omega-3 product," he added.
LeanLife has developed a patented process to isolate Omega-3 fatty acids from flax (linen) seeds — one of the richest plant sources of this essential fatty acid.
The company is riding one of the hottest wellness trends as LeanLife omega products are available in the form of oil, emulsion or powder with purity in excess of 98% and have a two-year shelf life. The products are sold as additives to commercial food processors making such items as bread, noodles and milk products. The higher ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats in LeanLife’s oils offers health benefits, the company said.
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