History - from idea to reality
As a consequence of the increasing discussion regarding food safety and microbiologically contaminated food in the mid-nineties, FORCE Technology became involved in a project concerning decontamination of food products by use of ultrasound in fluids.
At that time FORCE Technology already for 30 years had been engaged in ultrasound and its use in a number of fields, such as diagnostic, welding and other technical effects.
In the late nineties a minor laboratory experiment was carried out. The effect of ultrasound and steam was examined on bean sprouts and it turned out that steam combined with ultrasound was capable of eliminating the microorganism within few seconds without affecting the sensory quality.
This experiment created the opportunity for further development aiming to decontaminate sensitive surfaces by use of ultrasound and steam - the SonoSteam technology was born.
From the Millennium, the investigations were accelerated with further development of whistles and solutions for minimal processing along with a number of tests of other applications.
Late 2001, it was clear that the technology was suitable for decontamination of sensitive surfaces such as food products, and FORCE Technology filled in a patent application. In 2005, FORCE Technology launched the technology and received the "Innovation Award" at the Foodtech Scandinavia, northern Europe's largest fair for food products and pharmatech.
January 2006, a new division in FORCE Technology was established with the sole purpose to further develop, provide documentation, and for commercialise the SonoSteam technology.
The SonoSteam technology is now patented or patent applied for in more than 50 countries. Cooperations are ongoing with both national and international industries, universities, researchers and trade organizations.