Mechanical Engineering and Metalworking Industry in Latvia

Enterprise Europe Network (Profile: TRLT20190715001)

Type: 
Cooperation
Short description of advertisement: 
Lithuanian herb processing plant is looking for a technology to remove biological contamination from herbs

Lithuanian herb processing plant specializes in manufacturing tea made of wild flora. Raw material might be contaminated with physical and biological agents. In particular, some herb leaves have millimeter-size insect eggs on them, which hatch when the leaves are already packed in tea bags. A technology which removes contaminated leaves from the production line is sought. Technical cooperation agreement is sought.

Lithuanian herb processing plant specializes in manufacturing tea made of wild flora. The selection of teas ranges from chamomile, peppermint and thyme to more uncommon flavors like dog rose, calendula and oak bar. In total, around 100 species of plants are used.

Raw material for the teas is mostly collected by hand directly from the wild nature. For this reason it might be contaminated with physical and biological agents. Raw material is sorted out and decontaminated by hand when it moves on a conveyor belt.

Some herb leaves have millimeter-size insect eggs on them, which hatch when the leaves are already packed in tea bags. Eggs are not visible to a person who decontaminates the raw material due to their small size and/or being on the bottom side of the leaf. For this reason a technology, which detects and removes the egg-contaminated leaves from the production line, is sought.

For the purpose of solving the eggs-on-leaf problem the firm is seeking a technical cooperation agreement with a partner. The partner should provide a complete solution from inception to completion. In particular, they should design and install necessary equipment.

 

 

For more information please contact Enterprise Europe Network Latvia.

Contact person: 
Enterprise Europe Network Latvia
Contact languages: 
English
Lithuanian
Russian
Country: 
Lithuania
Address: 
Perses Street 2, Riga, LV-1442, Latvia
Phone: 
+371-67039430
Fax: 
+371-67039431
E-mail: 
info [at] een [dot] lv
Proposal valid till: 
Monday, 10 August, 2020