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Air Products Showcases Latest Liquid Nitrogen Freezing Solutions at Bakery China 2024

World-leading Gas Supplier’s Expertise Enables Step Change in Processing Baked Foods

Air Products (NYSE: APD), a world-leading industrial gases company and cryogenic technology provider, will showcase its latest Freshline® liquid nitrogen freezing solutions, including the premiere launch of its new-generation batch freezer, and digital technology for remote control and monitoring at Bakery China 2024 held in Shanghai from May 21 – 24.

Air Products booth at China Bakery 2024

Air Products nicely designed booth at Bakery China 2024

Air Products’ leading expertise, equipment, and gas supply capabilities for the food industry can help China baked food manufacturers enhance both product quality and economic efficiency. 

China’s bakery industry has experienced remarkable growth in recent years, driven by increasing consumer demand and evolving dietary preferences. Baked food manufacturers are poised to transform and upgrade manufacturing processes, including food freezing, to stay competitive in the dynamic market. Compared to traditional freezing systems, Air Products’ Freshline® solutions, which use the extremely cold temperature of liquid nitrogen, allow food products to be frozen in minutes. This rapid freezing technology not only preserves delicate food texture and flavor but also extends shelf life, significantly improving food quality and reducing food waste. 

During Bakery China, food processors can take a glimpse of Air Products’ new-generation Freshline® Batch Freezer, which enables ultra-fast and cost-effective batch or lower-volume freezing with optimized energy consumption. The freezer comes with a new-generation design that ensures optimal temperature distribution across all trays placed in the cabinet, preventing the common problem of over freezing or under freezing, maintaining high and stable product quality, and reducing liquid nitrogen consumption. 

Another highlight among Air Products’ exhibit is its Freshline® Tunnel Freezer, which provides flexible freezing capabilities that allow processors to produce consistent, high-quality products and improve throughput. It is equipped with a user-friendly operating system that incorporates the latest international hygiene and food safety standards.

In addition to equipment, Air Products also is showcasing its Freshline® Smart Technology for remote control and monitoring of food manufacturing processes. Food processors can use self-monitoring analysis to see data in real-time, which can help maximize efficiency, productivity, and sustainability.

Bakery China attendees are invited to visit Air Products’ Booth 62A29 to speak with its food experts about how these offerings can address their specific requirements and challenges. They can also sign up, via the company’s WeChat account, for a concurrent food lab day to explore its complete Freshline® offerings and gain first-hand experience through demonstrative tests.  

Air Products has been supplying the food industry with gases, equipment and technology for over 60 years. Its Freshline® solutions are used by a wide range of customers, from large manufacturers with multiple product lines to small food processors with niche products. The company offers industrial gases in a variety of delivery options to match each customer’s requirements.

Serving the China market for nearly 40 years, Air Products operates a state-of-the-art food lab in its Asia Technology Center in Shanghai, where the company tests customers’ products on production-scale equipment to demonstrate the benefits of using cryogenics in optimizing their food processing operation.

About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading industrial gases company in operation for over 80 years focused on serving energy, environmental, and emerging markets. The Company has two growth pillars driven by sustainability. Air Products’ base business provides essential industrial gases, related equipment and applications expertise to customers in dozens of industries, including refining, chemicals, metals, electronics, manufacturing, and food. The Company also develops, engineers, builds, owns and operates some of the world's largest clean hydrogen projects supporting the transition to low- and zero-carbon energy in the heavy-duty transportation and industrial sectors. Additionally, Air Products is the world leader in the supply of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment, and provides turbomachinery, membrane systems and cryogenic containers globally.

The Company had fiscal 2023 sales of $12.6 billion from operations in approximately 50 countries and has a current market capitalization of over $50 billion. Approximately 23,000 passionate, talented and committed employees from diverse backgrounds are driven by Air Products’ higher purpose to create innovative solutions that benefit the environment, enhance sustainability and reimagine what's possible to address the challenges facing customers, communities, and the world. For more information, visit airproducts.com or follow us on LinkedIn, X, Facebook or Instagram.

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