Traditionally Used for Freezing and Chilling, Liquid Nitrogen is Finding New Applications That Improve Food Manufacturing Up and Down the Production Line
June 01, 2016 Lehigh Valley, Pa.
For over half a century, liquid nitrogen has been used to freeze and chill food products. Today, liquid nitrogen is finding new applications in the food industry that can help processors improve product quality, safety and operational efficiency up and down the production line. To share the latest advances in liquid nitrogen applications, Air Products (NYSE:APD) will offer a free webinar, “Thinking Outside the Liquid Nitrogen Freezing Box,” on Tuesday, June 14, at 2 p.m. ET.
During the webinar, sponsored by Food Engineering and Prepared Foods magazines, Air Products will share some of the ways food manufacturers are using liquid nitrogen to remove troublesome heat from their processes. For example, in mixing applications, liquid nitrogen is used to instantly stop the cooking process in order to chill sauces and gravies, ultimately reducing cooling times. In coating applications, the low temperature of liquid nitrogen provides greater control of the enrobing process. And during grinding, liquid nitrogen can be used to eliminate frictional heat to help improve the throughput of mills and the consistency of the grind. This also helps to prevent the loss of flavor and aroma components in food additives, ingredients, and functional foods.
Webinar participants will also learn how using liquid nitrogen can increase production throughput, reduce equipment size, and shorten sanitation time. As a recognized leader in cryogenic technology applications, Air Products has the experience and technical know-how to help food manufacturers identify innovative ways of using liquid nitrogen in their production processes to improve both the quality of their products and the efficiency of their operations.
To register for Air Products’ free webinar, “Thinking Outside the Liquid Nitrogen Freezing Box,” go to www.airproducts.com/FEwebinar.
Air Products has been providing high-purity gases, equipment and technologies to the food industry for more than 50 years. The company’s Freshline® portfolio has 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. Air Products provides 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’ complete portfolio of offerings for the food industry, call 800-654-4567 (outside of the U.S. 610-706-4730) or visit www.airproducts.com/food.
About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading Industrial Gases company celebrating 75 years of operation. The company’s core Industrial Gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the world’s leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment. The company’s Materials Technologies business serves the semiconductor, polyurethanes, cleaning and coatings, and adhesives industries.
The company had fiscal 2015 sales of $9.9 billion and was ranked number 284 on the Fortune 500 annual list of public companies. Approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries strive to make Air Products the world’s safest and best performing Industrial Gases company, providing sustainable offerings and excellent service to all customers. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.