Air Products "Cold Zone" to Highlight Cryogenic Food Freezing and Chilling Solutions at IPPE

  Air Products "Cold Zone" to Highlight Cryogenic Food Freezing and Chilling
                              Solutions at IPPE

PR Newswire

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Jan. 21, 2014

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --To illustrate Air Products'
(NYSE:APD) leadership in cryogenic technology applications, the company is
turning its booth into the "Cold Zone" at the International Production and
Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Ga. from January 28-30. In the "Cold Zone",
meat and poultry producers will learn how Air Products' gases, equipment, and
expertise can help remove heat from their processes and improve the quality,
throughput, and shelf life of their foods.

Air Products will have a team of food specialists on-hand at booth 6565 to
discuss with meat and poultry processors how liquid nitrogen and carbon
dioxide can benefit their operations. In addition, Executive Chef Austin
Yancey will demonstrate the power of liquid nitrogen—one of the world's
coldest refrigerants—which rapidly freezes food in minutes. This quick freeze
not only contributes to a higher yield but can also allow meat and poultry
processors to freeze to order, lessening the need to store large quantities of
product. A faster freeze with liquid nitrogen also results in the formation of
smaller ice crystals, which causes less damage to a product's cellular
structure. This enables food products to maintain moisture, which not only
improves quality, texture, color, and flavor, but also translates into smaller
weight losses from dehydration.

On display in the "Cold Zone" will be Air Products' Freshline® QS tunnel
freezer, an easy-to-operate, quick-start cryogenic freezing system that is
ideal for meat and poultry processors who want to convert to continuous
freezing, alleviate a bottleneck in their operation, or grow and diversify
their existing product line. Other freezing systems available from the company
include the highly flexible Freshline® DM freezer, which allows manufacturers
to process both IQF (individually quick frozen) and flat or trayed products in
a single machine, and the highly efficient Freshline® MP freezer, which
incorporates exceptional heat transfer and the latest international hygiene
standards.

Air Products has Freshline® solutions for every type of customer, from large
manufacturers with multiple product lines to small food processors with a
niche product and every operation in between. With food laboratories in the
U.S., Europe, and Asia, the company can test a customer's product on
commercial-scale equipment to determine the feasibility of using of using
cryogenic freezing or chilling for their specific process. Air Products also
supplies its industrial gases in a variety of delivery options to match each
customer's requirements, from small- to large-volume users. For more
information about Air Products portfolio of offerings for the food and
beverage industry, visit www.airproducts.com/food.

About Air Products

Air Products (NYSE:APD) provides atmospheric, process and specialty gases;
performance materials; equipment; and technology. For over 70 years, the
company has enabled customers to become more productive, energy efficient and
sustainable. Recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by
both Thomson Reuters and Forbes magazine, more than 21,000 employees in over
50 countries supply effective solutions to the energy, environment and
emerging markets. These include semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen,
coal gasification, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and
adhesives. In fiscal 2013, Air Products had sales of $10.2 billion. For more
information, visit www.airproducts.com. 

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