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Apr 23, 2015 - MURRAY HILL and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. – Linde LLC is supporting the beverage industry's commitment to continuous quality improvement in several ways at BevTech® '15 in Savannah, Georgia, April 26-29. BevTech is the annual meeting of the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT).

BevTech® '15 Technology Exposition Networking Reception. Experts from the Linde beverage team will be available at booth #42 the evening of April 26th.

ISBT General Session. Mario Lopez, Senior Beverage Expert, Application Technology, of Linde Gas France, will present "Applying Wine Experiences to Juices" at 11:15 a.m., April 27(th). The presentation will cover a proprietary process developed to control oxygen dissolved in wines, which has proven successful, especially in the protection of juice before fermentation. "This expertise can be very useful and easily applied to the juice sector. By applying gas solutions, we can produce healthier product, with more flavor and less chemical preservative," says Lopez.

ISBT Beverage Gas Committee. The meeting, chaired by Sal Calandra, Head of Quality Food Safety, Linde North America, Inc., is scheduled for April 29(th). The goal of the committee is to enhance understanding and promote efficiencies through the sharing of emerging technologies, best practice, and regulatory requirements involving beverage gases. See BevTech.org for preliminary agenda.

"Continuous quality improvement across the supply chain is an industry wide goal in the beverage industry, and extends across continents for global leaders." -ISBT beverage gas committee chairman, Sal Calandra, Linde North America, Inc.

ISBT University. Dennis Balazs, National Beverage Account Manager of Linde LLC, will present an "Introduction to Beverage Gases - CO2" during the seminar April 30(th). The presentation will review the properties, quality and safe use of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the beverage industry.

Linde, which hosted BevTech Europe in Guildford last fall, operates extensive industrial gas production and supply facilities around the world to assure both dependable availability and timely, cost effective delivery of high quality beverage gases and gas mixtures. The company has the largest supply of beverage-approved CO2 in the U.S. Linde is making about a $250 million capital investment in the Houston area, which will help better serve the food and beverage industry across Texas and the broader region with both nitrogen (N2) and oxygen (O2).

For more information visit Linde at BevTech booth #42, or call: 800-755-9277.

ISBT is the premier technical society for the beverage industry, with more than 800 members worldwide. As the only international society dedicated solely to the scientific and technical aspects of soft drinks and beverages, ISBT provides a unique, non-competitive forum for networking with other experts in the field at a technical level.

Linde LLC supports the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and the advancement of food safety. Linde has a Food Safety Management System in place for all bulk carbon dioxide (CO2) plants and air separation facilities supplying the food beverage industry in North America. In June 2012, Linde became the first supplier to certify all of its CO2 plants to a benchmarked GFSI scheme, FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification).

About Linde in North America
Linde LLC is a member of The Linde Group. In the 2014 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of USD 17.9 bn (EUR 17.047 bn), making it the largest gases and engineering company in the world with approximately 65,500 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment - in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.

For more information, visit www.lindeus.com

SOURCE Linde LLC

CONTACT: Linde Contact: Amy Ficon, Corporate Communications, 908-771-1491, Fax 908-771-1460, amy.ficon@linde.com

Web Site: http://www.lindeus.com

Linde LLC - Bridgewater, NJ

Original Press Release

Linde Supports Beverage Industry Focus on Quality and Safety at BevTech 2015

Press release date: Apr 20, 2015

MURRAY HILL and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. – Linde LLC is supporting the beverage industry's commitment to continuous quality improvement in several ways at BevTech® '15 in Savannah, Georgia, April 26-29. BevTech is the annual meeting of the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT).

BevTech® '15 Technology Exposition Networking Reception. Experts from the Linde beverage team will be available at booth #42 the evening of April 26th.

ISBT General Session. Mario Lopez, Senior Beverage Expert, Application Technology, of Linde Gas France, will present "Applying Wine Experiences to Juices" at 11:15 a.m., April 27(th). The presentation will cover a proprietary process developed to control oxygen dissolved in wines, which has proven successful, especially in the protection of juice before fermentation. "This expertise can be very useful and easily applied to the juice sector. By applying gas solutions, we can produce healthier product, with more flavor and less chemical preservative," says Lopez.

ISBT Beverage Gas Committee. The meeting, chaired by Sal Calandra, Head of Quality Food Safety, Linde North America, Inc., is scheduled for April 29(th). The goal of the committee is to enhance understanding and promote efficiencies through the sharing of emerging technologies, best practice, and regulatory requirements involving beverage gases. See BevTech.org for preliminary agenda.

"Continuous quality improvement across the supply chain is an industry wide goal in the beverage industry, and extends across continents for global leaders." -ISBT beverage gas committee chairman, Sal Calandra, Linde North America, Inc.

ISBT University. Dennis Balazs, National Beverage Account Manager of Linde LLC, will present an "Introduction to Beverage Gases - CO2" during the seminar April 30(th). The presentation will review the properties, quality and safe use of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the beverage industry.

Linde, which hosted BevTech Europe in Guildford last fall, operates extensive industrial gas production and supply facilities around the world to assure both dependable availability and timely, cost effective delivery of high quality beverage gases and gas mixtures. The company has the largest supply of beverage-approved CO2 in the U.S. Linde is making about a $250 million capital investment in the Houston area, which will help better serve the food and beverage industry across Texas and the broader region with both nitrogen (N2) and oxygen (O2).

For more information visit Linde at BevTech booth #42, or call: 800-755-9277.

ISBT is the premier technical society for the beverage industry, with more than 800 members worldwide. As the only international society dedicated solely to the scientific and technical aspects of soft drinks and beverages, ISBT provides a unique, non-competitive forum for networking with other experts in the field at a technical level.

Linde LLC supports the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and the advancement of food safety. Linde has a Food Safety Management System in place for all bulk carbon dioxide (CO2) plants and air separation facilities supplying the food beverage industry in North America. In June 2012, Linde became the first supplier to certify all of its CO2 plants to a benchmarked GFSI scheme, FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification).

About Linde in North America
Linde LLC is a member of The Linde Group. In the 2014 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of USD 17.9 bn (EUR 17.047 bn), making it the largest gases and engineering company in the world with approximately 65,500 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment - in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.

For more information, visit www.lindeus.com

SOURCE Linde LLC

CONTACT: Linde Contact: Amy Ficon, Corporate Communications, 908-771-1491, Fax 908-771-1460, amy.ficon@linde.com

Web Site: http://www.lindeus.com