Air Products has unveiled new cryogenic freezing technology that allows operators to reduce the amount of liquid nitrogen used as a coolant, while increasing food product throughput and giving greater control over the freezing process.

Unveiled this week (19th April), the next generation technology, which has been incorporated into the company’s new Freshline® High Performance batch freezer, delivers higher quality frozen products whilst helping food manufacturers to respond faster and more efficiently to growing consumer demand for quality frozen food.

The move comes as year-on-year growth in the United Kingdom frozen food sector is up 13.8% - above that of total grocery sales, according to British Frozen Food Federation data.

Commenting on the technology launch, Neil Hansford, UK&I Freshline Applications Product Line Manager at Air Products, said, “Air Products has been developing innovations in the food processing sector for decades, and we’re incredibly proud of the latest advances we’ve made in freezing technology.”

“Ultimately, we want to support food producers to create the most streamlined manufacturing process possible, especially during these uncertain times. The improved homogenous freeze and the improved cleanability delivered by the new batch freezer are great steps forward.”

“More than ever food manufacturers need greater control over their food processes to cater to the changing needs of the market. This new technology will bolster resilience and ensure manufacturers are ready for continuing and future challenges.”