Food & Beverage

Industrial gas supply for the food & beverage industry

Keeping food fresher, longer

Our gases provide the product characteristics that our customers need. Frozen, chilled, crisp, fresh, fizzy — it’s all possible with Praxair gases and application expertise. We work with a wide range of customers to increase their productivity and improve yield, all while enhancing food product quality and maintaining our focus on food safety. And we do it by developing new and innovative applications and technologies, as well as continuously improving our existing systems to make your process even more efficient. When you buy from Praxair, you get our total system approach, ensuring that you receive products optimized for your operations and 24/7 support from our in-house food technologists and engineers. At Praxair, we help you deliver high quality food and drink straight to your customers so you can meet their ever-changing needs.

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Industrial applications for the food & beverage industry


Freezing & Chilling

We offer a full product line of freezing and chilling equipment, and can design and build a custom system to meet your specific need. With Praxair, you can count on a system designed to maximize both yield and production.


Flour & Dough Cooling

Optimum dough temperature is critical to most bakery operations. Our flour and dough cooling systems provide precise, yet easy-to-operate, methods to achieve the desired temperature.


Meat Mixing

Heat generated during mixing and grinding accelerates bacterial growth and leads to off-flavors, decreased shelf life and spoilage. Our cryogenic meat mixing systems slow bacterial growth and assure uniformity of temperature, helping you maximize shelf life and product quality.


CO2 Snowing

Cool your food products with carbon dioxide snow. Our CO2 application systems are an economical and precise way to remove heat. With a wide range of snowing applications, you can determine the exact amount, pattern and shape you need to meet your cooling requirements.


Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP)

Extend the shelf life of your meat, baked goods and produce. With over 200 specialty gas blends for food packaging, we can help food processors and packers select the right option to fit their specific needs.


Beverage Applications

Praxair provides carbonation services and gases along with other processing systems to help reduce operating costs, improve operational efficiency and achieve higher quality products from your beverage lines. Learn more about our applications for beverage carbonation and dissolved oxygen control.


Greenhouse Growing

Improved greenhouse growth can be achieved with the effective use of carbon dioxide. Using liquid CO2 from Praxair offers many advantages to growers including purity of product, reduced crop damage, no heat or moisture production, better control of CO2 levels and the flexibility to introduce CO2 within the plant canopy at any time.



Praxair oxygen lets fish farmers increase tank capacity with enhanced growth rates and fish density. Our systems also provide great results for shrimp and fish farming — healthier ponds and greater yield even with an accelerated growth cycle.

After the harvest, the condition of the ponds can also be improved with Praxair oxygen systems for aeration to reduce BOD and carbon dioxide systems for buffered pH balance. Water & Wastewater Treatment


Controlled Atmosphere Stunning

Improving product quality, supporting your animal handling policies and enhancing the worker environment are all achieved with the Praxair CAS system for broiler and turkey processing.

Industrial services for the food & beverage industry

Food Technologies Lab

Our Food Technologies Lab is a full-time facility, staffed by dedicated and experienced food scientists who work with you to analyze your process, determine equipment specifications, recommend production parameters, and provide fact-based information to improve the quality and consistency of your product.

Total Systems Approach

The Praxair Total System Approach focuses on getting your system designed, installed, tested, and quickly up and running to meet your operation needs.

At Praxair, we help you optimize every step of your process. From helping you install, monitor and manage your gas supply, to recommending applications to help you achieve the level of productivity and product quality you require.

Cryogenic gases and equipment systems for the food freezing & food chilling industry


ColdFront™ Ultra Performance Tunnel Freezer

Get more cooling power from the same amount of cryogen used in competitive systems. With our ColdFront Ultra Performance Tunnel Freezer, you can increase production while decreasing the footprint required.

ColdFront Ultra Performance Tunnel Freezer Brochure (606KB)


ColdFront™ Ultra Performance Spiral Freezer

Increase productivity and decrease floor space requirements. Our ColdFront Ultra Performance Spiral Freezers offer multiple sizes and configurations, with a compact design ideal for any freezing and chilling application.

ColdFront Ultra Performance Spiral Freezer Brochure (471KB)


ColdFront™ Ultra Performance Immersion Freezer

From vegetables and berries to meat and seafood, our ColdFront Ultra Performance Immersion Freezer instantly crust-freezes your products to lock in natural flavors and moisture, preserving product quality and reducing damage.

ColdFront Ultra Performance Immersion Freezer Brochure (238KB)

ColdFront™ Ultra Performance Flghted Freezer

ColdFront™ Ultra Performance Flighted Freezer

Ideal for products such as diced meats, produce and seafood, our ColdFront Ultra Performance Flighted Freezer provides maximum cryogen exposure — gently tumbling your products to produce excellent quality individually quick frozen (IQF) products.

ColdFront Ultra Performance Flighted Freezer Brochure (221KB)


ColdFront™ Cryo-Saver Tunnel Freezer

The new ColdFront™ cryo-saver tunnel freezer approaches cryogenic freezing from an entirely new angle. The cryo-saver tunnel freezes and chills a wide variety of products and minimizes the infiltration of processing area air improving the overall operational effectiveness.

ColdFront Cryo-Saver Tunnel Brochure (334KB)


ColdFront™ Value Engineered Tunnel

A great choice for baked goods, poultry, beef, pork and seafood with varying weights and thicknesses, our ColdFront Value Engineered (VE) tunnel freezer is engineered to allow for lower capital outlay and meet improved sanitary clean-up standards.

ColdFront Value Engineered Tunnel Brochure (334 KB)


ColdFront™ Continuous Rotary Chiller

For whole muscle, diced and cut-up product, the Praxair CRC System rotates and gently tumbles food pieces, keeping them separate for maximum cryogen exposure. This results in quick, thorough and uniform chilling.

ColdFront Continuous Rotary Chiller (61KB)


ColdFront™ Even Chill System

Out-of-spec and unevenly chilled product negatively affects production and profitability. Get precise, consistent and reproducible carbon dioxide snow distribution with the new Praxair ColdFront even chill system for bulk bin filling.

ColdFront Even Chill System (403KB)


ColdFront™ Diced Product Chilling System

We have developed a chilling modification system for existing processing lines that quickly reduces the temperature of products in the dicing process, ensuring lower evaporative losses and reducing the amount of fines produced.

ColdFront Diced Product Chilling System (274KB)


Controlled Atmosphere Stunning Systems

Our controlled atmosphere stunning systems for broilers and turkeys help you reduce the handling of active birds, deliver immediate yield improvements, and are easy to install and operate.

In-cage CAS Systems for Broilers (615KB)

On-truck CAS Systems for Turkey (878KB)