Munich, 09 August 2010: Linde Gases, a division of The Linde Group, today announced its participation at Intercool in Dusseldorf, Germany, where they will be showcasing their new CRYOLINE® CW hygienic IQF tunnel freezer with CRYOWAVE™ technology. The freezer, which is being shown in Europe for the first time, significantly increases productivity, quality and yield for food processors freezing smaller, moister products including poultry parts, seafood and prepared meat items. The CRYOLINE® CW freezer is part of the Linde CRYOLINE® family of hygienic freezers, of which others will also be featured on Linde’s stand including the CRYOLINE® TI and CRYOLINE® SI freezers.
The CRYOLINE® CW freezer is especially useful for processors freezing Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) products – particularly those that are small, wet or sticky, that tend to form clusters or adhere to freezer belts. Poultry items such as diced and sliced products, wings, mechanically deboned product and other small poultry parts, are typical products suitable for the CRYOLINE® CW freezer. The freezer uses a proprietary CRYOWAVE™ vibratory wave action that gently tumbles layered products in order to expose surface areas while they are being introduced into the liquid nitrogen, therefore locking in moisture and maximise yield – and mitigating any product degradation. The patented process delivers an exceptionally high proportion – over 99.5 percent - of IQF product produced.
CRYOLINE® CW is also extremely energy efficient, utilising the liquid nitrogen to first crust-freeze the product, then taking advantage of the remaining energy of the cryogenic gas by using high velocity fans to distribute the cold vapour throughout the freezer to break down thermal barriers that may exist on or around the product.
The CRYOWAVE™ wave-like amplitude is programmable which can be adapted as needed to minimise product damage and reduce any product loss.
Linde designed their range of CRYOLINE® freezers in accordance with the European Food Standards, CE markings, and, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and American Meat Institute guidelines for sanitary design. The CRYOLINE® freezers have no niches to harbour pathogens and have sloped internal and external surfaces to eliminate liquid collection and to facilitate easy draining. They offer complete access to all areas for easy cleaning and inspection, reducing maintenance downtime.
“Linde was a pioneer of cryogenic freezing technology in the late 1990s and has multiple installations worldwide. We have now taken this freezing technology to another level. Our new and improved CRYOLINE® CW freezer has the most hygienic freezing platform on the market today, coupled with the highest capacity per unit of floorspace. This, combined with sleek styling and an extremely intuitive user interface, makes this one of the most efficient freezers available,” said Mark Ewig, Global Strategic Marketing Food & Beverage, Linde.
“The CRYOLINE® CW has lower operating costs than any other IQF freezer, and is another example of how Linde gives processors the ability to maximise production capacity while processing the highest quality IQF product – critical benefits in this highly competitive market,” Ewig said.
Linde can be found on stand B72 in Hall 13 at Exhibition Centre, Dusseldorf, Germany from September 12 – 15, 2010.
About The Linde Group
The Linde Gases Division, part of the Linde Group, is a leader in the international industrial and healthcare gases markets, providing compressed, bulk, specialty and medical gases, as well as chemicals to virtually all fields of industry globally. The company adds value to its customers’ businesses through the provision of state-of-the-art application technology, process know-how, services and equipment.
The Linde Group is a world leading gases and engineering company with almost 48,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2009 financial year it achieved sales of EUR 11.2 billion. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards sustainable earnings-based growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services.
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