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Cryogenic Freezing

Faster freezing for higher product quality

Liquid nitrogen and CO₂ offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional methods of food freezing and chilling. They allow the processing of larger quantities faster, while occupying significantly less floor space.

Air Products’ Freshline® freezing solutions are designed for a variety of batch or continuous freezing processes. You’ll find that their innovative design makes them easy to clean and maintain, saving you both downtime and labour costs. Ask our experts for the best solution to meet your needs.

Why Choose a Cryogenic Freezer?

There are several reasons to choose a cryogenic freezer rather than a traditional blast freezer

Superior looks and texture

There is less breakdown of cell structures when defrosted, so soft fruits and other fragile food products retain their good looks and texture.

Less food waste

Cryogenic processes enhance the texture of foods and can result in less wasted product through sticking and degradation. Crust freezing can also allow for thinner, cleaner slicing and less waste.

Less moisture loss

Reducing the temperature quickly can lock in moisture.

Faster production times

Reach optimum temperature reduction in minutes. Easy to clean.

Smaller footprint in comparison to mechanical freezing

In addition to the cryogenic equipment itself, processing speeds also mean your product is ready for distribution faster, resulting in less space needed.

Cost effective

Competitive pricing, rental possibilities and excellent gas efficiency.


Both the equipment and the nitrogen can be configured in a mode that matches the scale of the food processing operation. Quick to install and configure too.

‘Try our freezing calculator to create your own customised comparison of cryogenic to mechanical freezing times’


Cryogenic vs Mechanical Food Freezing

Watch our video comparing cryogenic to mechanical freezing to help you determine which is the right technology for your process.

Ask the Expert

Jahnavi Sheth

Food Cryogenics Technical Expert, UK

“How much does cryogenic freezing cost?”
The cost will vary depending on your throughput, starting and ending temperature as well as product water content. We have sophisticated food freezing sizing tools which will calculate the cost to freeze and identify the ideal technology for the process. Feel free to contact me for more information.

Are you wondering if cryogenic freezing is right for you?

Book a free consultation with one of our experts.


Freshline® Smart Technology

Enter the world of smart cryogenic freezing. Control and optimize your gas consumption and food manufacturing processes, anytime and anywhere.