Liquid nitrogen dosing (LIN dosing) is a unique process that helps maintain beverage quality as well as optimum shelf life. Drops of liquid nitrogen are introduced in the bottling and canning process to help drive out atmospheric air and reduce oxygen in the liquid.
Proper carbonation is essential for creating the perfect fizz or effervescence in waters, wines and soft drinks or to give just the right ‘head’ on your glass of beer. The introduction of carbon dioxide has to be calibrated precisely in order to provide consistent quality. Air Liquide injection systems work to meet the requirements of dissolved carbon dioxide levels while adhering to beverage grade standards. Our experts apply decades of experience to ensure the proper insertion of carbon dioxide as a critical food ingredient, and customers can count on the high quality of our beverage grade, carbon dioxide. Our teams work with customers to develop solutions that result in quality beverage manufacturing and enhanced productivity. Our experts apply decades of experience to ensure the proper insertion of carbon dioxide as a critical food ingredient, and you can count on the high quality of our beverage grade carbon dioxide.
Oxidation occurs when the empty headspace around a product contains moisture and oxygen, causing a negative effect on the surrounding product. Inerting, blanketing and sparging are three of the most common ways to combat oxidation by eliminating the atmospheric oxygen around a product. By replacing the oxygen with high-purity nitrogen, the empty headspace is filled with a dry and inert gas.
Controlling the atmosphere around a beverage product is key to extending product shelf life while maintaining freshness and attractiveness. Our experts understand the importance of gas flush packaging, a process that replaces package headspace with a beneficial gas or mixture of gases to dramatically slow bacterial growth and oxidative reactions. With MAP, extending quality shelf life results in fewer product returns, less waste and higher customer satisfaction, and allows for manufacturing and distribution optimization.
Air Liquide was one of the first to gain patents in modified atmosphere solutions. Our experts understand that packaging material and equipment is every bit as important as the right mixture of gas. Our technical support teams are in the field providing on-the-spot expertise for gas packaging.
Using the resources of water responsibly and respecting the environment in dealing with wastewater effluent requires innovative and efficient solutions. Air Liquide has also developed a range of applications and technologies for managing wastewater treatment. Our solutions put safety and the environment first. For more information about our wastewater treatment offers, visit our Environment page.