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Cryo-mechanical freezing

Using liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide, cryo-mechanical freezing can boost the capacity of a mechanical freezer and obtain enhanced yields while retaining essential moisture and minimizing damage to wet or sticky foods. Our specialists have developed a range of applications to enhance mechanical freezing processes by integrating systems such as cryogenic freezing tunnels or immersion freezers that quickly crust and encapsulate the outer surface and lock in moisture. Our cryogenic freezing systems can interface with your mechanical system. A cryogenic tunnel freezer or immersion freezer can be used to crust approximately 10% of a product and lock in moisture. It can then be finished in a mechanical freezer. The result: reduced product loss from moisture and sticking; improved throughput of your mechanical freezer with minimal capital expense; improved product quality (especially for delicate and sticky food); and reduced maintenance, sanitation and operational costs.

Gases

Why Choose Us?

  • 01

    Certified gases

    Air Liquide meets the highest benchmarks for food safety and quality.

  • 02

    Sanitary design

    Accepted by the USDA Dairy and Poultry Program (2010 standard), Air Liquide’s industry-leading cryogenic freezing systems, ALIGAL™ and Cryo Immersion Unit-ACC™, are innovative and easy to clean.

  • 03

    Industry expertise

    Air Liquide continually improves and invents new applications and equipment for the food industry to tackle emerging challenges in food safety and quality.