Israel’s tabletop sweeteners producer Lampados International (Lampados) is building a new facility in order to increase production capacity to meet the growing demand for Liteez, a 3D sweetener for hot drinks.

The new facility will initially have the capacity to produce 8,000 retail packages per day and is expected to double production within a few months.

In its new facility, the company is reported to have invested more than $500,000 to enhance the production levels of the sweetener, which is available in stevia as well as the sucralose-based product.

Lampados CEO Noam Kaplan said: “Production is now fully automated and modular, to allow maximum flexibility for increasing capacity as well as creating additional, customised sweeteners.”

The company noted that its new facility is BRC and kosher-certified, while it meets standards and requirements of food manufacturers, retailers, and consumers.

“Its Liteez contains only two calories in comparison to 20 calories in one teaspoon of table sugar.”

Kaplan further added: “The demand for our 3D sweetener has grown extensively in Australia, India, South Africa, Europe, and Central America.

“Most of our clients are seeking to expand their portfolio with innovative sweeteners and/or cookies, and are keen to launch a next-gen sweetener that will give them a competitive edge in the market.

“Customers from the food service market commented that they were impressed by the innovation and the sensation experience reported by their consumers.”

The company claims that its Liteez contains only two calories in comparison to 20 calories in one teaspoon of table sugar.