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News ReleaseFood Manufacturers Set to Manage Large Throughputs While Keeping IQF Quality High and Costs Down as Air Products Launches Freshline® IQF+ Freezer

September 07, 2015 London, UK

Air Products is supporting food manufacturers in attaining larger production volumes, while maintaining high quality standards, thanks to its latest innovation in individually quick freezing technology – Freshline IQF+ (Individually Quick Frozen Plus) freezer.

The IQF freezer range of Air Products already proposed several offerings providing both flexibility and quality for even the smallest product types. The Freshline IQF+ tunnel freezer now offers the possibility to produce high throughputs of quality IQF products while keeping costs at a minimum. . This freezer can individually quick freeze or crust almost any product (shrimp, fruit, meat…) with no compromise on hygiene, safety or quality.

Compact, easy to install, start up and operate, the Freshline IQF+ tunnel freezer offers a solution to process volumes from as of 1.5 tonnes of product per hour upwards, which was often the maximum for standard high quality IQF spray freezing tunnels. The freezer front section is set up to create successive soft tumbling of the product avoiding products from sticking to eachother for an optimal IQF result while the almost instant cryogenic freeze locks in the essential sensorial properties of the product..

The cryogenic tunnel also offers impressive efficiency, reducing effectively nitrogen consumption Air Products explains:

“Thanks to a unique cold transfer system specially developed by Air Products’ R&D experts, we are able to ensure optimal performance of the liquid nitrogen that is used as a cooling agent. This, in turn, provides an ultra-fast freezing process and higher quality results while keeping operational costs lower than other cryogenic tunnel or immersion freezers on the market.

The state of the art hygiene features of the Freshline® IQF+ tunnel freezer facilitates easy cleaning, and full compliance with international hygiene standards. Click here to look at the Frehline® IQF video

For more information about Freshline® IQF+visit www.airproducts.co.uk/food

Media Enquiries:
Pippa Hanson, Camargue PR
T:01242 577 277

Isabel Stanley, Camargue PR
T: 01242 577 277

EDITOR’S NOTES:

About Air Products

Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a leading industrial gases company. For nearly 75 years, the company has provided atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and related equipment to manufacturing markets including metals, food and beverage, refining and petrochemical, and natural gas liquefaction. Air Products’ materials technologies segment serves the semiconductor, polyurethanes, cleaning and coatings, and adhesives industries. Over 20,000 employees in 50 countries are working to make Air Products the world’s safest and best performing industrial gases company, providing sustainable offerings and excellent service to all customers. In fiscal 2014, Air Products had sales of $10.4 billion and was ranked number 276 on the Fortune 500 annual list of public companies. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.

NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s reasonable expectations and assumptions as of the date of this release regarding important risk factors. Actual performance and financial results may differ materially from projections and estimates expressed in the forward-looking statements because of many factors not anticipated by management, including risk factors described in the Company’s Form 10K for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2014.

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