News | January 24, 2018

Airgas To Showcase Innovations For The Meat And Poultry Industry At The International Production And Processing Expo 2018

RADNOR, PA.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Airgas, an Air Liquide company, and the leading U.S. supplier of industrial gases, welding technologies, and safety products, announced today that its Food and Beverage group will exhibit at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) 2018 (Booth #C1247). As the largest annual trade show for the poultry, meat, and feed industries, IPPE will include more than 1,200 exhibitors and host 30,000 attendees from January 30-February 1 at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. Attendees will have an opportunity to review the company’s newest technologies and products firsthand and discuss with Airgas experts.

Aiming to optimize efficiency, minimize cost and ensure food safety for customers, Airgas will showcase its comprehensive, customizable and value-adding solutions for the protein processing market segment, including:

  • An innovative gas mixer, which provides parts per million accuracy with easy to use controls, consistent mixing and flow matching, and downloadable data logs. This new Airgas design provides both accuracy and repeatability for Modified Atmosphere Packaging applications.
  • Newly designed proprietary injecting systems for mixers and blenders with removable inserts that can address sanitation needs.
  • ChillRight™ Combo Chiller, which uses liquid CO2 to produce dry ice "snow" that chills a product in standard combo bins. The flexible Combo Chiller system has been shown to reduce food dehydration, maintain product quality and reduce waste. It streamlines the chilling process by minimizing the manual addition of dry ice, eliminating dry ice pellet storage and reducing manual feeding errors.
  • Renewable energy solutions to convert biogas into biomethane. As a part of Air Liquide, Airgas offers solutions for upgrading and utilizing biogas produced from animal and food processing operations. Air Liquide systems can purify and upgrade biogas to manage waste and efficiently convert to biomethane.

Airgas experts will be on-hand to demonstrate and discuss additional products and solutions for food processing, production and preservation; the company's comprehensive offering of gases, including nitrogen, carbon dioxide and ammonia; and its full range of personal protective equipment, including air monitors and fall protection.

Visit the Airgas exhibit at IPPE (Booth #C1247) or the Airgas website for additional information.

Bill Baker, Airgas Vice President - Food, Beverage and Retail Markets: "We are excited to meet with customers and potential customers in the food processing and production industry and discuss products, services, and expertise we can provide to help them succeed. IPPE attendees can learn about helpful technology such as our ChillRight™ Combo Chiller. Customers who use this system report a more even distribution of carbon dioxide in their packaging processes, resulting in optimized efficiency in their operations.”

Airgas, Inc.

Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is the leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, as well as hardgoods and related products; one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products; and a leading U.S. supplier of ammonia products and process chemicals.

Dedicated to improving the performance of its more than 1 million customers, Airgas safely and reliably provides products, services and expertise through its more than 18,000 associates, over 1,100 locations, robust e-Business platform, and Airgas Total Access® telesales channel.

As an Air Liquide company, the world leader in gases, technology and services for Industry and Health, Airgas offers customers an unrivaled global footprint and industry leading technology and innovations.

For more information, please visit www.airgas.com.



The world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 65,000 employees and serves more than 3 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide’s scientific territory and have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902.

Air Liquide’s ambition is to lead its industry, deliver long term performance and contribute to sustainability. The company’s customer-centric transformation strategy aims at profitable growth over the long term. It relies on operational excellence, selective investments, open innovation and a network organization implemented by the Group worldwide. Through the commitment and inventiveness of its people, Air Liquide leverages energy and environment transition, changes in healthcare and digitization, and delivers greater value to all its stakeholders.

Air Liquide’s revenue amounted to € 18.1 billion in 2016 and its solutions that protect life and the environment represented more than 40% of sales. Air Liquide is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (compartment A) and belongs to the CAC 40, EURO STOXX 50 and FTSE4Good indexes.


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