2023.09.14 PRESS RELEASE

Notice of Invitation of Companies to Participate in Free Sample Evaluation for Introduction of “SiriusWave®” Microwave Multi-Stage Freeze-Drying System

Microwave Chemical Co., Ltd.

Microwave Chemical Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Suita City, Osaka; President and CEO: Iwao Yoshino) announces that it will accept sample evaluations from companies considering the introduction of the SiriusWave® , a multi-stage microwave freeze-drying system for food, pharmaceutical, and other applications.

We have demonstrated that even multiple samples placed statically on a shelf can be dried uniformly in a shorter time than the conventional method. We also have confirmed that it is possible to significantly shorten freeze-drying time and improve quality accordingly.
We have released SiriusWave® , a microwave multistage freeze-drying system that applies this technology1 , and are in the process of introducing it to Asahi Group Foods Corporation, a leading manufacturer of freeze-dried food .2

 For companies considering the introduction of the SiriusWave® ,  we will conduct an “actual equipment test” in which your samples will be freeze-dried using our actual equipment in order for you to experience the advantages of our technology.
<Outline of implementation>
■ Application Period
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 – Tuesday, October 31, 2023
■Period of implementation
Until Thursday, November 30, 2023
■ Contents
Free sample evaluation of our microwave freeze-drying equipment “SriusWave ®
■ Capacity
Approx. 10 businesses
*If the response exceeds expectations, the program may be closed on a first-come, first-served basis or earlier.
■Target Items
Food and beverage products (limited to room temperature), pharmaceuticals, electrical materials, etc.
■ Expenses
free of charge
■ Application Requirements
The business must be considering the purchase of SiriusWave® by the end of March 2025.
■How to apply
Please apply from the following URL.

■Multi-stage microwave freeze-drying system “SiriusWave” brochure(Japanese version)

1 November 21, 2022 Press release
The World’s First Multi-Stage Microwave Freeze Dryer “SiriusWave” Delivering Significant Time Reduction and Higher Quality in Foods and Drugs
2 November 7, 2022 Press release
Microwave Chemical and Asahi Group Foods to Jointly Demonstrate Microwave Freeze Drying Technology Delivering Significant Time Reduction and Higher Quality Instant Food Products

*Customizable to customer’s requirements.

【Technology details (1): Flow of product development】

【Technology details (2): Uniform heating of samples using phase control technology】