BOC is the only gas company providing cryogenic food freezing technology to operate a trial facility in the UK, with 15 years operation at our state of the art facility at Thame, Oxfordshire.
Offering trials on cryogenic freezing equipment and modified atmosphere packaging gases, the facility is able to reproduce production and consumer conditions with an on-site kitchen available to process food samples and replicate the manufacturing process as closely as possible.
Each trial is managed by BOC’s highly skilled technical specialists who monitor the samples in real time from the input stage through to the freezing or cooling output.
This allows us to provide customers with detailed analysis of optimal cooling times, efficiencies and maximum production capabilities to allow them to make an informed decision about the best choice for their product.
Available to trial at the Food Technology Centre are:
- IQF freezing
- In-line tunnel freezing
- Spiral freezing
- Delicate / hard to handle product freezing
- Batch freezing