Air Products, a pioneer of cryogenic food freezing and chilling technologies, celebrated an opening of its Asia Food Technology Center at Thailand Science Park on 26 February 2008. The Center has been established to provide innovative solutions and technical expertise to support the growing demands from the Asian food market. Located at Thailand Science Park, Air Products also aims to leverage expertise of Thai researchers in microbiology and food science.
On showcase at the center is a broad selection of Air Products’ FreshlineTMfood preservation solutions which maintain the quality and freshness of foods. The Center also includes other facilities such as a laboratory kitchen and a cold storage room. The set up enables Air Products to work with customers to develop innovations and resolve issues which relate to maintaining high quality and freshness of a wide variety of food products. It also houses a state of the art training center, and is envisaged to be a Center of Excellence to serve food customers throughout the Asian region.
Asia Food Technology Center currently works closely with BIOTEC Food Biotechnology Lab on areas related to food storage methods and food shelf life (Food Safety).
|(from left-right) Prof. Chachanat Thebtaranonth (Vice President of NSTDA), Mr. Ivo Bols (Vice President and General Manager of Merchant Gases, Air Products Asia) and Mr. Thomas Carl Cerami (Managing Director of Bangkok Industrial Gas)|
Source: Air Products’s news release
Posted on 28 February 2008.