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Food
Air Liquide in the value chain
  • AGRICULTURE

  • PROCESSING

  • PACKAGING

  • COLD TRANSPORTATION

  • RETAIL AND FOOD SERVICE

Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP)

Controlling the atmosphere around a food product is key to extending product shelf life while maintaining freshness and attractiveness. Our experts understand the importance of gas flush packaging, a process that replaces package headspace with a beneficial gas or mixture of gases to dramatically slow bacterial growth and oxidative reactions. With Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP), extending quality shelf life results in fewer product returns, less waste and higher customer satisfaction, and allows for manufacturing and distribution optimization. Air Liquide was one of the first to gain patents in modified atmosphere solutions. Our experts understand that packaging material and equipment are every bit as important as the right mixture of gas. Our technical support teams are in the field providing on-the-spot expertise for gas packaging. 

Gases

Equipment for industrial gases

We offer a range of equipment for industrial gases, including on-site gas mixers.

Services

We offer a range of on-site services including process analysis and optimization, installation and start-up support, and inspection and maintenance. Our iDATAL gas management services are offered alongside our bulk gas supply solutions. 

Brands

ALIGAL is Air Liquide's premier brand for food and beverage gases and equipment. ALIGAL solutions can be customized to meet your quality, hygienic and operational requirements.

Resources

Why choose us?

  • 01

    Certified gases

    In the United States, 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 FZ 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.