The benefits of using industrial gases in a variety of natural food products is set to be highlighted by Air Products at the upcoming Natural Products Expo West.

To be held in Anaheim, California, the three-day event will see the industrial gas giant showcase a number of its technologies that can benefit plant-based food processing applications.

Air Products has already confirmed that its Freshline® IQ cryogenic tunnel freezer, which offers high throughput freezing or chilling for a broad range of foods will be presented at the tradeshow.

In a statement confirming the company’s attendance, Air Products said, “Food processors will discover the many benefits of Air Products’ Freshline® solutions, which use liquid nitrogen and carbon dioxide to improve a variety of processes, such as food freezing and chilling.”

“The extremely cold temperatures of these cryogenic gases enable food products to be chilled or frozen in minutes instead of the hours traditionally required with alternative systems. This rapid freeze results in smaller product weight losses and helps to ensure moisture and quality are maintained longer.”

Natural Products Expo West will take place from 10th-12th March at the Anaheim Convention Centre. Air Products will be located at booth #2828 in Hall C.