The Air Products “Cold Zone” is returning to Seafood Expo in Boston, Mass., from March 15-17. In the Cold Zone, seafood processors will discover how the company’s cryogenic food freezing and chilling solutions can help them improve production rates and capacities, improve yields, and produce quality products at lower costs.
Seafood Expo attendees are invited to the Air Products Cold Zone at booth 1074 where they can learn about the company’s latest freezing and cooling equipment, including the Freshline QS tunnel freezer, an easy-to-operate, quick-start cryogenic freezing system that is ideal for seafood processors who want to convert to continuous freezing, alleviate a bottleneck in their operation, or grow and diversify their existing product line. Other equipment available from the company include the highly flexible Freshline DM freezer, which allows manufacturers to process both individually quick frozen (IQF) and flat or trayed products in a single machine, and the innovative Freshline continuous sauce chiller, which is capable of cooling just about any liquid food item that can be pumped.
As a leader in cryogenic technology applications, Air Products has the gases, equipment, and know-how to help seafood processors address some of their toughest challenges. The company’s food specialists can help identify optimum solutions for cooling or freezing products continuously or in batches; producing value-added products, such as battered, marinated, or ready-to-cook items; packaging fresh seafood to increase shelf life and distribution radius; and processing IQF food products efficiently while retaining shape, texture, and taste, even when the product is coated in a sauce or has a high water content.
Air Products provides its industrial gases in a variety of supply options to match each customer’s requirements, from small- to large-volume users. The company also operates food laboratories in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, where Air Products can test a customer’s product on commercial-scale equipment to determine the feasibility of using cryogenic freezing or chilling for their specific process. For more information, call 800-654-4567 (outside of the U.S. 610-706-4730) or visit www.airproducts.com/food.