Food for thought – How industrial gases are putting food on the table


The role of gases such as liquid nitrogen and CO2 in the food processing sector is imperative to the quick, economical and high-quality delivery of food products to supermarkets and our households, as Rob Cockerill finds out.

Believe it or not, the industrial gases industry plays a significant and economically beneficial role in almost every aspect of our everyday lives.

While the many applications in the metallurgical, medical and semiconductor industry’s among others are perhaps those that spring to mind first and foremost, the role of industrial gases in the food processing sector is equally noteworthy.

Uses in the chilling, freezing and packaging of fresh, cooked and prepared foods are essential and far more important than many may be aware of. There are also the uses for alcoholic and
non-alcoholic beverages and freeze-dried products such as coffee or gravy granules.

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