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 further experts have just one goal:

To develop the best solutions for you. Worldwide.

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Would you like to find out more?
We can help you with the production of textured vegetable proteins or other applications in the food and feed sector.

Yes, I would like more information!

MAXXimum success for your product



Maximum flexibility through high modularity of the machine

Wet- (HMMA) and dry-extruded (LMMA) products can both be produced on the same system

Maximum hygiene through selected materials of our equipment

The system can be cleaned easily and without leaving residue according to common procedures in the food industry

Maximum-effective support from highly qualified process experts

Support for process development, scale-up and other procedural challenges

Extrusion equipment for TVP© production

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200 - 1500 g



3 - 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


up to 200 kg/h

up to 500 kg/h


up to 500 kg/h

up to 800 kg/h

Available features

Cooling die

Cooling die and hot cut off

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*further information on throughputs and machine sizes on request



Our Service

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

Learn more about our services

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See our latest machines in HD-Design:


The Life Science Team on Tour! 

Our Life Science colleagues look forward to seeing you in person!

We will be on site for you at the following events:




June 10-14, 2024

Hall 5 / Stand E85 in Frankfurt

Make an appointment

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!

Janine Lange

Sales Engineer Food

Leistritz Extrusionstechnik GmbH

T+49 911 4306-6649


Maxi Meyer

Process Engineer Food

Leistritz Extrusionstechnik GmbH

T+49 151 12667914


Albrecht Huber

Head of Pharma and Life Science

Leistritz Extrusionstechnik GmbH

T+49 911 4306-788