May 1, 2012

News Release

MAXWELL CHASE TECHNOLOGIES LAUNCHES            

NEW MCT 25 TOMATO & ONION SLICER

Atlanta, Georgia, May 1, 2012 – Maxwell Chase Technologies today announced the next generation of their patented MCT 25 Automated Tomato & Onion Slicer, which has been designed and engineered to produce precision cut tomato and onion slices to a standard thickness.

Building on its success in supplying slicers for the tomato market, the MCT 25 Slicer has been modified and upgraded to slice onions, while retaining the ability to slice tomatoes. The machine is easy to load and is fully integrated with a Pick & Place, which allows more than one operator to load increasing productivity. The MCT 25 removes and collects the unwanted end pieces while placing the premium slices neatly in the tray.

“The MCT 25 was upgraded to slice onions in response to requests from our customers, who love the reduction in labor costs and increase in yield that they get from our machines when slicing tomatoes” said Tom Gautreaux, National Sales Director, Maxwell Chase Technologies.

The MCT 25 Automated Slicer slices six tomatoes or onions per cycle, yielding seven premium slices per tomato or onion – which is 42 slices per cycle. When running at a minimum speed of over 10 cycles per minute the yield of the MCT 25 slicer is over 1,500 lbs. per hour.

The MCT 25 Automated Slicer integrates with Maxwell Chase Technologies “Fresh-R-Pax” super absorbent trays, resulting in a dramatic improvement in shelf life of up to 14 days for sliced tomatoes.

A video of the MCT 25 is available at http://www.maxwellchase.com/processing-equipment/

About Maxwell Chase Technologies LLC

Founded in 1994, Maxwell Chase Technologies specializes in the development and production of packaging and equipment that delivers freshness and extends the shelf life of fresh foods. The company holds several patents that cover its absorbent packaging including pads, trays, retail containers, pouches and machinery slicers. Maxwell Chase has an ongoing commitment to research and development, with particular emphasis on food safety and extension of shelf life. For more information on Maxwell Chase Technologies and its products, visit www.maxwellchase.com.

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Contact:

Mr. Tom Gautreaux

Maxwell Chase Technologies

866-344-0796, Ext 224

tomgautreaux@maxwellchase.com

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