Burr Ridge,  IL 
United States
  • Booth: 1317

Rapidly remove damaging heat to preserve product integrity

For a growing segment of the population, pets are people, too. Fresh is widely regarded as better-for-you than processed, so fresh and fresh-frozen pet foods are becoming more in-demand and, consequently, more prevalent. For frozen pet meal and treat products, either nitrogen or carbon dioxide systems quickly reduce product temperature to a set target temperature improving production rate and maintaining high product quality.

Whole muscle cuts, ground product and diced portions are the leading ingredients and require precise temperature control to retain the initial high quality. Liquid nitrogen or liquid carbon dioxide in the gases' coldest, cryogenic form are effective and highly efficient tools to rapidly reduce product temperature. The precise temperature requirements to thoroughly chill or quickly freeze product to a target temperature is key. These Praxair gases in combination with cryogenic freezing, chilling, injection cooling and direct snowing systems allow for the production of not only pet entreés but also improved productivity for a variety of fresh snack, jerky and freeze-dried treats.

 Press Releases

  • DANBURY, Conn., March 6, 2019 – Praxair, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Linde plc (NYSE:LIN; FWB:LIN), is a leading industrial gas company and supplier to the food processing industry. Praxair will be exhibiting at PetFood Forum 2019 in Booth #1317. Sponsored by Petfood Industry Magazine, a Watt Media publication, PetFood Forum 2019 will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, MO, from April 29-May 1, 2019. 

    “With our presence at PetFood Forum, we plan to discuss with visitors how the use of Praxair’s cryogenic gases and equipment in pet food production can result in increased efficiency and savings,” said Chris Johnson, Director of Business Development at Praxair. “Trade show attendees can also pick up samples from the Fresh Is Best company, a Milwaukee-based processor that uses Praxair liquid nitrogen in the production of freeze-dried pet food.”

    Praxair staff will be addressing individual customer needs surrounding the uses of liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide for rapid heat removal in pet food production and premium pet treat production. Praxair offers multiple gas products and cryogenic equipment focusing on space-saving temperature control of pet food, including gas for cabinet freezing and chilling, cryogenic meat mixing, and in-line tunnel freezing.

    About Praxair

    Praxair, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Linde plc, is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. Praxair produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Our products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, primary metals and many others. For more information about the company, please visit our website at


    Media Contact: Philip Davis, (630) 320-4461,

    Investor Contact: Juan Pelaez, (203) 837-2213,

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For information on exhibiting at Petfood Forum 2019, please contact Karen Blandford-Anderson