Since 1902 Air Liquide has led the way in safe and effective gas solutions for the food industry. We serve the entire food industry supply chain, “from farm to fork”. We have developed innovative and sustainable solutions to meet the most rigorous health and safety standards for the benefit of the industry and consumers. Whether in freezing, modified atmosphere packaging, quality and flavor preservation, carbonation, inerting and/or throughout the processing and distribution chains, our goal is to enhance your productivity and profitability to extend product shelf life while ensuring safety and quality.
Our offers are compatible with any kind of food production set-up – from raw material preparation to finished product transportation – and are based on strong technical expertise. Our vast knowledge of the food industry is grounded in more than 100 years of experience and a global research and development network. We lead the industry in the secure production and reliable supply of premium grade industrial gases, including food grade gases. We have applied this knowledge and experience to develop a dedicated brand for food grade gases: ALIGAL™.
Air Liquide's carbon dioxide liquefaction and nitrogen production facilities serving the food and beverage industry have achieved the Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000), an internationally-recognized standard for food safety. In the United States, our innovative cryogenic freezing systems meets today’s highest standards for food safety.
When you choose Air Liquide, you can depend on a dynamic multifaceted corporation committed to solid growth through proven technical solutions. Our food industry experts continually work closely with our research and development group to develop innovative cryogenic technologies for the entire supply chain.
We continually strive to find ways to improve food safety and quality by working to enhance food preservation, storage, processing and transport. Our research and development centers are equipped with industry-leading facilities including a microbial laboratory, research laboratory and a pilot plant to measure, test and develop cryogenic and gas applications for the food and beverage industry.
Air Liquide’s gases and technologies are helping agricultural enterprises improve quality and productivity in a wide range of applications from harvest protection to greenhouses and modified atmosphere packaging. Through the intelligent use of gases and related technologies, Air Liquide has developed solutions for: protecting harvested grains and cereals from bug infestations with carbon dioxide; fire suppression; control of greenhouse atmospheres; and, preserving the freshness of your products with modified atmosphere packaging.
Air Liquide’s chilling, mixing, modified atmosphere packaging, and freezing solutions can enhance food-processing productivity. In the world of food processing, food safety, efficiency and product quality are primary concerns in addition to taste and texture. Air Liquide provides high-quality gases, services and technologies for chilling, freezing and packaging gases to help improve productivity and preserving the quality of almost any type of processed food product.
Controlling the atmosphere around a food product is key to extending product shelf life and maintaining an attractive customer presentation. Our experts understand the importance of gas flush packaging, a process that replaces package headspace with a beneficial gas or mixture of gases that will dramatically slow bacterial growth and oxidative reactions.
The task of transporting foods with the cold chain intact requires precision. Refrigerated transport solutions must be customized according to travel distance, food types and to the trans-shipment period from production source to warehouse to market. Air Liquide leads the industry in refrigeration solutions for precise cooling requirements.
We apply decades of experience in the food industry to define the optimal cold transport solution for any product, from gourmet ice creams to prepared meals. Whether using insulated shipping containers with dry ice or carbon dioxide snow, we offer a distinctive dry ice product.
In the United States, Air Liquide meets the highest benchmarks for food safety and quality.
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.
Air Liquide continually improves and invents new applications and equipment for the food industry to tackle emerging challenges in food safety and quality.