Founder: Craig Hall
V-Tex is a transformational technology company reinventing drinks chilling, presenting a more sustainable alternative to constant refrigeration it offers commercial operators cold beverages on demand.
The company’s founder, Craig Hall, has dedicated his life to developing pioneering products which mitigate escalating global water and energy shortages.
V-Tex is a carbon-cutting game-changer, set to permanently change the way drinks are chilled, saving enormous amounts of water and energy worldwide.
An ingenious solution, V-Tex is a low-energy, rapid-cooling drink-chilling unit which uses a Rankine vortex, a mathematical model of a vortex in a viscous fluid, combined with ice and water to chill drinks like never before.
Drinks are placed in a unique gripper and subjected to ‘forced convection,’ opposed to the standard natural convection of existing refrigeration units. This means it can chill drinks in a matter of minutes, offering unparalleled energy savings of 50-90%.
There’s no doubt V-Tex is shaking up the refrigeration game. Going further, it also eliminates the need for commonly used chemicals and glycol, adding more environmental benefits. The intelligent design has also overcome the challenge of agitating carbonated liquids without fizzing, which has stumped experts for years. This means the taste of any beverage chilled by V-Tex will not be altered during the chilling process.
In most commercial environments where drinks are sold, pre-packed beverages are kept cold 24/7. V-Tex technology is an eco-friendly refrigeration solution, allowing venues to rapidly and perfectly chill drinks at the point of sale or consumption.
Flexibility is another notable feature, as the V-Tex unit’s universal holders can accommodate any size can, plastic or glass bottle drink from 150ml to two litres. This means vendors can offer customers a wider choice of chilled beverages without the need for large and bulky refrigeration equipment. Larger volumes of drinks can also be cooled using fewer refrigerators, a particular advantage for large scale operators such as contract caterers.
The launch of V-Tex is a key milestone for the company, which was originally founded with the aim of reducing the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions from refrigeration, which currently make up more than 3% of the mix.
Thanks to this new ‘Chill then Go’ service, a huge range of commercial environments can now deliver a refreshed drinks service, across a variety of sectors including: retail, hospitality, events, and commercial outfits.
V-Tex has the potential to transform the way businesses chill and serve beverages. Initially aimed at the commercial market, there are plans for a consumer iteration later. With its intuitive control panel, efficient cooling system and premium design, V-Tex is a must-have for any business that wants to provide high-quality, chilled drinks to its customers.
Based in Wapping, London, V-Tex is a British company and has patented technology, developed with the support of grants from the EU.