Air Products to Illustrate the High Efficiency of Freshline Tunnel Freezers at IPPE

Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:30am EST

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Process Freezing with Liquid Nitrogen Can Save Poultry and Meat Manufacturers
Time and Space
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa.,  Jan. 10, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD)
will highlight its Freshline liquid  nitrogen  (LIN) tunnel freezers-which can
freeze and chill  poultry and meat  faster than mechanical freezers six times
their size-at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in 
Atlanta, Ga.  from  January 29-31.  

Among Air Products' featured Freshline tunnel freezers are the  Freshline DM
tunnel freezer, which allows manufacturers to process both IQF (individually
quick frozen) and flat or trayed products in a single machine; and the 
Freshline QS tunnel freezer, which is an economical and easy-to-operate option
for food processors who want to upgrade to continuous freezing, alleviate a
bottleneck in their operation, or grow and diversify their existing product
line.  

IPPE attendees can stop by Air Products Booth #6776 to see how much time and
space they can save using LIN process freezing or cooling with a Freshline
tunnel freezer. By using the company's newly developed Freeze Time Calculator,
processors can enter their food type and desired starting and ending temperature
to see a comparison of the time required to cool or freeze using LIN versus
traditional mechanical systems. Poultry and meat processors can input the
production rate and product parameters to see a similar comparison of tunnel
length for a mechanical freezer versus a cryogenic LIN freezer.  

Air Products offers a complete line of Freshline solutions that can help poultry
and meat processors improve productivity, increase product yield, and lower
costs while producing high-quality products. In many freezing and chilling
applications, LIN can be a cost-effective alternative to CO2, and the conversion
can be quick and easy. Air Products has successfully converted many customers'
processes from CO2 to LIN, providing them with a multitude benefits that cannot
be achieved with CO2, such as a uniform temperature throughout the cooling or
freezing process, superior product quality, increased throughput, and better
turn-down.

In addition to tunnel freezers, Air Products' portfolio of Freshline solutions
includes other LIN food processing equipment such as  Freshline LIN-IS, which is
a specially designed liquid nitrogen injection system that can be retrofitted to
new or existing mixers, grinders, and blenders for fast, consistent, and
repeatable cooling; and the  Freshline continuous sauce chiller, which uses the
high power of LIN to cool and chill many types of liquids and semi-liquids, such
as sauces, gravies, marinades, broths, purees, and mixed meal combinations.

Air Products has been providing the food industry with solutions for freezing,
chilling, coating, mixing, forming, packaging, and wastewater treatment for more
than 40 years. The company has Freshline solutions for every customer, from
large manufacturers with multiple product lines to small food processors with a
niche product and every operation in between. For more information about Air
Products' complete line of offerings for the poultry and meat industry, stop by
Booth #6776 at IPPE to speak with one of the company's knowledgeable
representatives, call 800-654-4567, or visit  www.airproducts.com/food.

To learn more about LIN food freezing, visit Air Products' new microsite at 
www.airproducts.com/freeze. This website has been developed for food processors
who are currently freezing or considering freezing product. The site contains a
series of  Fresh Clips  videos that briefly explain and demonstrate how LIN
freezing works, as well as interactive tools, customer testimonials, and a
comprehensive literature library all aimed at helping food processors maximize
their operation and improve the quality of their product.  

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. More than 20,000 employees in over 50 countries supply innovative
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 2012, Air Products
had sales of approaching  $10 billion. 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, 2012.  

SOURCE  Air Products


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Inquiries, Simon Moore, +1-610-481-7461, mooresr@airproducts.com
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