Grand Opening of Air Products Asia Food Technology Center at Thailand Science Park

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).

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(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)
 
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About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. Air Products has annual revenues of $10 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and 22,000 employees around the globe. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com

Source: Air Products’s news release

 

Posted on 28 February 2008.

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