Food-grade industrial gases are an effective and natural way of meeting rising consumer demands for quality, variety and freshness in the food and beverage industry. Increasingly, consumers are looking for low or zero-additive alternatives to conventional preservation techniques. In particular, gases are proving indispensable in the growing market for convenient, home-inspired foods. Changing demographics and increased nutritional awareness are fueling interest in all sorts of new health foods and drinks, particularly thaw & serve, portionable dishes.
The range of baked goods is wide from bread rolls to different types of cake, and Messer’s application know-how in this segment is just as extensive.
The brewing process starts, strictly speaking, with the selection of raw materials. Various gas applications are used to optimize the production process: the most well-known application being the carbonating of the beer by means of carbon dioxide. But gases from Messer are also used when inserting product tanks to displace unwanted oxygen or during beer filling.
The process of wine-making consists of many carefully coordinated procedures with gases playing an important role. The applications include numerous cooling processes in which cryogenic gases are used, also inerting of storage tanks and filling under a protective gas atmosphere.
Coffee is cultivated in over 50 countries worldwide, with different levels of quality depending on the region and type of coffee. The combination of roasted, ground coffee beans and hot water finally results in the popular hot drink. A series of Messer gases are used throughout the entire production process.
Milk is one of our most important basic foodstuffs and the range of dairy products is large. The manufacture of products such as yogurt, cheese and quark consists of a whole range of process steps from purifying the raw milk, giving it a longer shelf-life to finally creating the end product. Gases from Messer are used in many of these steps.
Fish and Seafood
The term fish is used to summarize all types of fish which are suitable for human consumption. A distinction is made between freshwater fish and saltwater fish depending on the habitat. Gases from Messer are used throughout the entire process chain, from fish farming to the cooled transport of the marine life.
Meat production consists of a number of individual processes: from animal breeding to slaughtering, and via various steps, to the packaging and sale of the product. Gases are used in many of these stages with Messer supplying the necessary know-how, equipment and of course, gas.
Poultry production consists of a number of individual processes: from animal breeding to slaughtering and, via various steps, to the packaging and sale of the product. Gases are used in many of these stages with Messer supplying the necessary know-how, equipment and, of course, gas.
Ready-made meals make cooking easier as the consumer is freed of any preparation, except for the heating of the food. The varied range of ready-made meals also reflects the complexity of the manufacturing process. Gases from Messer are used in many of the individual process steps. These include the mixing, cooling, freezing and packaging of the products.
Vegetables and Fruits
The processing of fruit and vegetables consists of many individual steps. After cultivation and harvesting, fruit and vegetables are, depending on the desired end product, sorted, peeled and cut, cooled, and packaged until finally being transported to supermarkets.