Service and Support at Our Food Technology Centers

Discover what sets Linde apart from the competition as you dive into our test, research and development capabilities
Covering everything from sizing through proof-of-concept to engineering, the food experts at our R&D and test centers will happily share their vast, hands-on knowledge

The experts at our food technology centers and labs are dedicated to helping you better understand the impact of chilling, freezing and packaging systems on your product. Using full-scale production equipment, our experienced technicians will guide you through the selection and sizing process and explore ways of optimizing new or existing processes.

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Test Labs and R&D Facilities

Reflecting our full-service mindset, we believe it is important to give current and potential food customers an opportunity to evaluate our cryogenic freezing and chilling equipment for themselves. You can do this at our state-of-the art test centers, where we simulate real-world production conditions. Our experts would also be happy to advise on the freezing/chilling model best suited to your needs and provide you with individualized sizing recommendations.

Our test facilities back up our theoretical calculations by providing proof-of-concept demonstrations, illustrating the vast possibilities of cryogenic freezing and cooling.

Our experienced, HACCP-certified food scientists and engineers can also advise on compliance with the latest food safety regulations.

Linde test centers are available in several regions of the world and we would be delighted to arrange a trial for you. Please contact your local center for more details.

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Modified Atmospheres

Our test center experts would also be happy to share their expertise in modified atmosphere packaging (MAP). We work closely with food research institutes in many countries and have numerous food-processing customers worldwide. We also collaborate closely with the suppliers of packaging materials and machines to create the best atmosphere for each individual application. This is influenced by a number of factors, including the foodstuff and its properties, microbial activity, hygiene requirements, pre-packaging delay, temperature, permeability and other properties of the packaging material, the free gas volume within the package and the residual oxygen level.

So, for instance, in the case of low-fat products with a high moisture content, MAP focuses on inhibiting the growth of microorganisms in particular. However, in the case of products with a high fat content and low water activity, oxidation protection is the primary objective. Bundling all of these insights, our food technology centers feature production-scale equipment and analytical laboratories. Our experts would be happy to work with you so they can recommend the packaging and microbiological systems best suited to preserving the freshness and extending the shelf-life of your products.

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Engineering Services

Wherever you find Linde, you’ll also find dedicated application engineers trained to support every aspect of a cryogenic freezing installation, from the gas storage tank to the freezer. On-site evaluation, installation layout drawings, and experimental testing help to ensure trouble-free deployment. Our service doesn’t stop with installation and start-up support. Once your equipment is up and running, our engineers will check the entire system at regular intervals to see if everything is in optimum working order.

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