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Air Liquide in the value chain
  • AGRICULTURE

  • PROCESSING

  • PACKAGING

  • COLD TRANSPORTATION

  • RETAIL AND FOOD SERVICE

Slicing

Slicing meats, fish and cheeses for packaging can be challenging. Our slicing solution integrates crust freezing into existing processes to reduce loss and improve hygiene, yield, slice appearance, and weight control, leading to significant efficiency gains. Air Liquide’s flexible systems, using either liquid nitrogen or liquid carbon dioxide, may be easily adapted to any production requirement for crust freezing, slicing and shingling.  

Our slicing solutions can increase slicer rates up to 50 percent. By replacing manual cutting with this automatic process, you can improve on-the-job safety and overall productivity. 

Gases

Air Liquide offers food-grade liquid nitrogen and liquid carbon dioxide for use as a freezing agent.

Equipment

Air Liquide offers a range of freezing equipment for slicing applications. We have developed industry-leading proprietary cryogenic freezing technologies including immersion, tunnel and spiral freezers and batch freezers, as well as our Crust Flow™ solution for crust freezing.

Services

Our industry experts will assist you with integrating crust freezing into slicing operations. Along with our gas and equipment offers, we provide a range of on-site services including process analysis and optimization, installation and start-up support, and inspection and maintenance.  

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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.