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News ReleaseTake Control with the New Freshline® Inline Ingredient Chilling Solution

May 10, 2016 Crewe, UK

Controlling the temperature of dry ingredients, such as flour, while they’re in the transfer line can be a problem for many food producers. Taking on this challenge and creating a winning solution, Air Products’ food experts have developed the Freshline® Inline Ingredient Chilling Solution.

“Overcoming a key component like temperature control can lead to an increase in product quality and reduction in waste,” commented Ann Callens, segment manager for the food segment. “These are important advancements for food producers in the UK where dry foodstuffs form a critical component of food production activities, whether that’s through domestic use or for export.”

Offering ease and reliability, the Freshline® Inline Ingredient Chilling Solution works by injecting cold nitrogen into the transfer pipe transporting the dry foodstuffs in the production plant. The tailor made inert temperature control system can then cool down the product and air flow to the needed temperature and ensure optimal processing or storage.

One industry in particular that will benefit from Air Products’ technology is bakery. Due to storage in outdoor silos, flour has a higher temperature during the summer season and food producers often have to adapt their recipe to compensate. This far from ideal but can be avoided by using the Freshline® Inline Ingredient Chilling Solution to maintain a constant temperature from season-to-season. This technology ensures dry foodstuffs can be precisely cooled at a certain temperature using nitrogen which, as it’s dry, doesn’t add any moisture to the flour. Use of this gas and technology also provides an inert atmosphere avoiding unwanted powder explosions, such as flammable dust powders, during transport.

Air Products’ inline chilling system is easy to install and operate; to make the process even easier the company’s technicians also provide customers with expert support throughout product set-up.

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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

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, 2015.

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