Textured Vegetable Proteins

Looks like meat - tastes like meat -      but it's plant based

When you select Leistritz, you’re not only choosing a mechanical engineering company but also our people. Your solutions reflect our in-depth expertise and passion. Our interdisciplinary team of engineers, technicians, service specialists and expert teams have just one goal:

To develop the best solutions for you. Worldwide.

MAXXimum success for your product



Maximum flexibility through high modularity of the machine

Wet- (HMMA) and dry-extruded (LMMA) products can both be produced with one system

Maximum quality of your product through automatic calculation of the dosing quantity

Consistent quality of the end product

Maximum process support through a user-friendly interface

Automatic scaling to the machine size

Maximum hygiene through ideal material properties of our equipment

The system can be cleaned easily and without leaving residue

Maximum-effective advice from highly qualified process experts

Support for recipe development, scale-up and other procedural questions


Extrusion equipment for TVP production

 ZSE 12ZSE 18ZSE 27ZSE 35
ApplicationProcess evaluationProcess evaluationLaboratory and/ or  productionLaboratory and/ or  production
Special feature Saving materialSaving materialFirst sample of production*First sample of production





500- 1500 g



5- 10 kg/h

up to 20 kg/h


10-25 kg/h

up to 60 kg/h


20-50 kg/h

up to 110 kg/h

Available features

Cooling die

Cooling die and hot cut off

Cooling die and hot cut offCooling die and hot cut off

*further information on throughputs on request

Our Service

  • 360° expert view of our systems and your applications
  • High quality laboratory including a cleaning room with tailor-made equipment for your end product
  • Global testing facilities in our laboratories in Singapore, Germany and the USA
  • Expertise in wet and dry textures (HMMA/LMMA)

Rely on our expertise on questions related to your process:

  • Which dosing quantitiy is right for my product?
  • What is the ideal water content for my recipe?
  • Which screw configuration is best for my products?
  • What kind of succession is required?
  • How can I meassure the quality while the process is running?

Have we piqued your interest?
Register here to learn more about the production of Textured Vegetable Proteins.


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Our teams - your performance partner

We develop, plan and implement global solutions at eye level for well-known customers. For over 50 years we have seen ourselves as performance partner for our customers and therefore have deepest know-how in all areas.

  • Many years of experience in the food sector
  • Customized solutions for your perfect Plant Based Meat
  • Development support by our Leistritz Family
  • On-site support
  • Guaranteed project support after purchase for at least 24 months

Motivated to develop your recipes?

Do your trial runs in one of our full
scale labs in Germany, US or Singapore.

We are happy to support you!

Kathrin Reusch

Product Manager

Leistritz Extrusionstechnik GmbH

T+49 151 67809214


Maxi Meyer

Process Engineer, Food

Leistritz Extrusionstechnik GmbH

T+49 151 12667914


Jonas Lacina

Process Engineer, Life Science

Leistritz Extrusionstechnik GmbH

T+49 172 2080847


We build innovative solutions

for the best textures.

Albrecht Huber

Head of Pharma & Life Science Extrusion