Flameless heaters and self-heating meals and beverages
Luxfer Magtech Inc. (LMI), an operating unit within Magnesium Elektron Powders, manufactures and markets Truetech® Flameless Ration Heaters (FRHs) used by U.S. military personnel to heat Meals-Ready-to-Eat (MREs) in the field. FRH technology requires no flame or electricity to generate heat. Once activated, the FRH releases enough energy to heat a pre-cooked meal. Spent heaters are non-toxic and biodegradable. Emergency relief agencies also use these heaters.
LMI also offers a wide range of food and beverage products for both military and the civilian markets, including self-heating HeaterMeals® that contain nutritional entrees, snacks, desserts and juices. In addition, the company markets Café2Go® self-heating beverage kits for making hot coffee, tea, cocoa and soups, including brand-name varieties from Nestle® and Unilever®.
Because these products require no refrigeration, they are ideal for outdoor activities, emergency preparedness and disaster relief. End-users include the U.S. Department of Defense; the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); first responders at federal, state and local levels; the Red Cross and other non-governmental disaster-relief agencies; campers, hikers, hunters, climbers and other outdoor enthusiasts; and workers at remote construction sites.