AND SELF-COOLING TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS FOODS AND BEVERAGES
TO BE CONSUMED AT THE RIGHT TEMPERATURE ANYWHERE, ANYTIME
Florida - Tempra Technology, a Bradenton, Florida
based company, has developed both self-heating and self-cooling
technology for the food and beverage industries allowing
consumers to chill beverages without refrigeration or
ice and warm foods without microwaves and stoves.
Recently, Tempra Technology entered into an agreement
with Crown Holdings, the world's leading packaging
company, to commercially produce a self-refrigerating
beverage can, the I.C. Can™. When activated, Tempra's
self-refrigerating technology drops the temperature
of a canned beverage by a minimum of 30 degrees
Fahrenheit within three minutes. Although there
have been many attempts at creating a self-chilling
beverage can, no one has been able to successfully
produce a safe, environmentally-friendly, economically
feasible can that works until now. Furthermore,
to the best of Tempra's knowledge, no other self-chilling
can technology has ever been accepted by a packaging
manufacturer for development.
Roughly the size of a 500ml can and due to its unique
design, the can is able to run through current high-speed
filling lines, eliminating the need to revamp all existing
manufacturing equipment. Furthermore, the product contains
no toxins or dangerous chemicals and works on basic
physics. Although a price per unit increase is inevitable,
it will not be prohibitive, according to Tempra Technology.
now, consumers pay a premium for a cold beverage out
of vending machine," states Barney J. Guarino, president
and CEO of Tempra Technology. "Why? Because it's convenient
and it's cold. Our can will also be convenient and cold,
but when the consumer wants it to be cold."
The portable, self-refrigerating beverage can will enable
consumers of any canned beverage to enjoy ice cold drinks
at any time or place. Tempra's proprietary self-refrigerating
technology is self-contained, does not release gasses
and requires no external power or refrigerating source.
Tempra and Crown are currently in discussions with a
number of leading beverage companies to enlist their
participation in the commercialization, marketing and
distribution of their self-refrigerating can. According
to Guarino and preliminary feedback from beverage companies,
the cans could be available to consumers within a year.
Tempra Technology is also an innovator in self-heating
technology. Tempra is now applying its technology
to heat food on-the-go. According to Guarino, Tempra
Technology is looking at several applications for its
self-heating technology, including warming dips for
chips, self-contained soups, chilies, stews and shelf-stable
"Soups, with a simple activation, could quickly
heat to a piping 140 degrees Fahrenheit, whenever and
wherever the consumer is ready to eat them," states Guarino.
has already perfected a MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) heating
unit for the US Military, which may replace the less
convenient heating units currently available. Capable
of warming an entire meal to 140 degrees Fahrenheit
in minutes, the technology is lightweight, safe and
completely self-contained. A soldier can still be on
the move while heating his or her dinner.
have a portable, completely non-toxic, safe way to heat
food on-the-go. No more cold lunches," states Guarino.
"This technology will not take the place of a microwave
or stovetop. However, it will take convenience meals
and snack foods to places microwaves and stoves cannot go."
its unique hot and cold technology, Tempra continues
to come up with new and exciting ways this technology
can benefit consumers' day to day lives. Other products
in the pipeline include a portable baby bottle warmer
and even a golf ball warmer to make the balls travel
is a great deal of technology out there," notes Guarino.
"The future of the new millennium is how to apply the
technology to make today's fast paced life more convenient.
People want tangible benefits from technology. We're
focused on convenience. We believe it is the future."
Technology, Inc. is a technology company based in Bradenton,
Florida, which has developed and patented both self-cooling
and self-heating technologies. For additional information
call Barney J. Guarino at (941) 739-8900.