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Murray Hill & New Providence, N.J., U.S., November 21, 2014Linde LLC helps food processors achieve dramatic increases in productivity and yield, often while reducing operating costs, with state-of-the-art freezing / chilling solutions customized to meet specific food processing and plant requirements. Experts from the Linde food team will be available at booth #B5663 at the International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, January 27-29.

“When it comes to freezing and chilling production challenges, we cover all the bases -- and the benefits can provide an immediate impact,” says Mark DiMaggio, head of food & beverage, Linde LLC. “If you start with high performance cryogenic freezers or chillers designed by Linde (often with proprietary technology), and you add process engineering and industry expertise – that’s going to make a huge difference to a company’s bottom line.”

“A million dollars a year or more in overall gains in productivity, yield and plant savings is possible in high-volume operations.”
 –Mark DiMaggio, head of food & beverage, Linde LLC

Linde cryogenic food processing solutions use either carbon dioxide (CO2) or liquid nitrogen (N2) with proprietary delivery systems to rapidly chill or freeze products at volumes up to 20,000 pounds per hour. Here are the benefits of a few solutions to be highlighted at IPPE:

The patented Linde Impingement Freezer can typically produce three to five times the capacity of a conventional cryogenic or ammonia-based tunnel freezer in the same linear space. -- Ideal for marinated or formed chicken or meat products, fully topped premium pizza, etc.  

The Linde Immersion-Spiral Freezer represents proprietary cryogenic design, combining high-efficiency nitrogen utilization with high-volume throughput to 20,000 lbs. per hour. -- Ideal for individually quick frozen (IQF) products, cooked or raw.

The new advanced ACCU-CHILL® Combo-Chiller automates batch handling and chilling, evenly filling high-volume combo bins with cut parts while delivering CO2 snow for more consistent equilibration–and a leap in productivity. -- For chilling raw or deboned turkey or chicken parts.

The patented CRYOLINE® XF (Crossflow) Spiral Freezer with proprietary cross-flow design offers a high heat-transfer rate that will reduce operating costs vs. conventional cryogenic spiral freezers. -- Ideal for most meat products.

Linde offers a portfolio of hygienically-designed, state-of-the-art cryogenic freezers and chilling systems, attractive equipment leases, and turnkey services. The Linde food team performs in-plant assessments and works with food processors to develop optimal solutions. For more information visit Linde (www.lindefood.com) at IPPE Booth #B5663, or call: 800-755-9277.

Linde LLC supports the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and the advancement of food safety. Linde has a Food Safety Management System in place for all bulk carbon dioxide (CO2) plants and air separation facilities supplying the food & beverage industry in North America. In June 2012, Linde became the first supplier to certify all of its CO2 plants to a benchmarked GFSI scheme, FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification).

About Linde in North America
Linde LLC is a member of The Linde Group. In the 2013 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of USD 23.1 bn (EUR 16.655 bn), making it the largest gases and engineering company in the world with approximately 63,500 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.



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Linde Contact:
Amy Ficon
Corporate Communications
908-771-1491, Fax 908-771-1460
amy.ficon@linde.com