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Food
Air Liquide in the value chain
  • AGRICULTURE

  • PROCESSING

  • PACKAGING

  • COLD TRANSPORTATION

  • RETAIL AND FOOD SERVICE

Top snowing

Air Liquide’s top snowing systems utilize carbon dioxide (CO2) for on-demand process cooling of baked products, meats, seafood and processed foods. This simple chilling solution enables temperature control and offers a protective atmosphere while food products are being mixed or blended. Carbon dioxide snow horns mounted on the covers of blenders or tumblers expand liquid carbon dioxide into dry ice snow on the top of food products. The snow mixes easily with food products, providing spot cooling on demand. As dry ice sublimes to a vapor, there is no ingredient change to the food product. Carbon dioxide can be antimicrobial and anti-fungal, providing a protective atmosphere that can hinder additional bacterial growth in some food products.

Gases

Equipment

Air Liquide offers a carbon dioxide snow horn for top snowing applications. Contact us for information.

Services

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.  

Brands

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