Regale Microwave Ovens’ Microsave brand has obtained another worldwide patent for its microwave cavity liner.
After more than a decade of development, the latest version of cavity liner boasts a special curved base, designed to enable good cooking performance and product robustness.
Whilst the liner itself is a simple idea, the manufacturing process is immensely complex and has presented many obstacles, said Iain Phillips, deputy MD of Regale: “The thought that has gone into resolving the problems by the team of individual specialists Dr Andrew Sant of GovGrant and Mark Thompson of Plastech, in conjunction with Patrick Bray, MD of Regale, is very much to be admired and has resulted in a unique method of production.”
This action now means Regale, with Microsave, can join the Patent Box network. This is a low corporate tax regime used by several countries to incentivise research and development by taxing patent revenues differently from other commercial revenues, giving Regale a fund boost to allow more research and development for the Microsave family.
Production of the Microsave cavity liners has now started in Chicago, supplying markets in the USA, Canada and South America.
This complements its UK production site, which supplies markets in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Phillips reported that the Far East is the company’s next target market.
Microsave cavity liners are now available for microwave models by Daewoo, Marren, Menumaster, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp and Valera.
The cavity liner was first launched in the UK and is used in restaurant groups such as Whitbread and Las Iguanas. It can assist with hygiene, save money on unnecessary repairs, and reduce downtime due to ceiling and/or base plate problems – especially lens light covers peeling off.