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Cryogenic Freezing  Technology in Spotlight at Air Products IPPE Stand

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Air Products is showing off its latest innovations in freezing at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta from January 25-27. Among technologies featured are the Freshline MP-Plus freezer for rapid crust or full freezing, and the Freshline Bottom Injection Cooling System, which can use nitrogen or carbon dioxide (CO2) to chill meat mixers for improved processing speed, quality, and hygiene through an exclusive clean-in-place system. The company is also showcasing its Freshline Gas Smart Monitoring and Gas Safety Systems throughout its exhibit.

IPPE attendees are invited to stop by Air Products’ booth BC 9201 to speak with knowledgeable food specialists about the specific challenges in their day-to-day operations. Air Products provides a range of cryogenic freezing and chilling solutions, using nitrogen or CO2 that can offer meat and poultry processors numerous benefits over alternative systems, including faster freeze times, increased throughput, and improved product quality.

In the food industry, liquid nitrogen and CO2 are commonly used to power tunnel and spiral freezers for the final preservation of food before it is packaged and shipped. These freezers offer customers smaller footprints and significantly lower cost compared to mechanical systems. 

A leader in supplying industrial gases and cryogenic technology applications, Air Products operates food laboratories in the United States, Europe and Asia, where the company can test a customer’s product on commercial-scale equipment to determine the feasibility of using cryogenic freezing or chilling for their specific process, and also quantify the cost benefits of using cryogenics. It also provides engineering services, as well as on-site testing capability and processing audits to reduce cryogen consumption.

About Air Products

Headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Air Products has been a major player in the industrial gases business for over 80 years. With operations in over 50 countries, the company’s current market capitalization of approximately $65 billion. It employs more than 20,000 people around the world.