Air Products to Showcase Freshline® Solutions for Meat Processors at AMI International Expo

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., April 7, 2011 - Air Products (NYSE: APD) will showcase its portfolio of simple-to-operate food processing solutions designed to help meat processors maximize throughput at the upcoming AMI International Expo in Chicago, Ill., from April 13-16. Air Products' Freshline® LIN-IS (liquid nitrogen injection solution), DM-tunnel freezer, and continuous sauce chiller are among the company's latest equipment solutions designed to help meat processors improve productivity, increase product yield and lower costs while producing high-quality products. The company offers not only the gases, equipment and technology to help meat processors succeed, but more importantly the industry experience and technical know-how to help them with many of their production challenges.

Air Products understands that food processors today are looking for efficient freezing and cooling systems, such as the Freshline LIN-IS, a specially designed liquid nitrogen injection solution that can be retrofitted to new or existing mixers, grinders and blenders for fast, consistent and repeatable cooling; the Freshline DM tunnel freezer, a highly flexible cryogenic freezing solution that allows manufacturers to process both IQF (individually quick frozen) and flat or trayed products in a single machine; 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 will have food specialists on-hand at Booth #733 to explain the benefits of using cryogenics, help identify ways to get more value out of existing equipment and processes, and discuss Air Products' full range of Freshline solutions for the meat industry. In addition, the company will perform live liquid nitrogen (LIN) freezing demonstrations to illustrate the rapid freezing ability of liquid nitrogen. Due to the extremely cold temperature of LIN, food can be frozen within minutes, instead of the hours traditionally required with other systems. For meat processors, this faster freeze can not only improve productivity and increase product yield, but can also help ensure product moisture and quality are maintained longer through the formation of smaller ice crystals.

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 meat industry, stop by Booth #733 at the AMI International Expo in Chicago, Ill., from April 13-16; speak with one of the company's knowledgeable representatives at 800-654-4567; or visit us on the Web at

Air Products (NYSE: APD) serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. In fiscal 2010, Air Products had revenues of $9 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and 18,300 employees around the globe. For more information, visit

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