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Praxair Shows Poultry Processors the Way to Profitability; Hands-on Demonstration of New Continuous Rotary Chiller At IPE in Atlanta.

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DANBURY, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 12, 2001

Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) announced today it will demonstrate its new Continuous Rotary Chilling System to poultry processors at the International Poultry Exposition.

This new technology is for processors who are interested in improving product quality, production rates and profitability.

The system uses carbon dioxide to uniformly chill product at high volumes. The chiller rotates and gently tumbles food pieces, keeping them separate for maximum cryogen exposure. A patented CO2 injection system impinges product on all sides, hastening the removal of heat from raw or cooked food. "Unlike batch cooling systems, this is a continuous process," says Gary Lang, Corporate Fellow for Praxair. "The advantages of that are higher throughput, which can improve production rates, and quick, consistent product cooling, which results in better product quality."

Praxair recently installed the chilling system at Cooper Farms Processing's St. Henry, Ohio, turkey processor plant. "The Praxair rotary chilling system is ideal due to its compact design and ease of operation," says Dale Hart, Cooper Farms general manager. "Our employees can easily monitor and maintain a high production rate without all the starts and stops sometimes associated with continuous food processing lines."

The new system at Cooper Farms replaces a batch-chilling process that used dry-ice pellets. This traditional "tote" chilling resulted in hot spots, cold spots and frozen spots. "Using Praxair's continuous in-line rotary chilling system has eliminated dry-ice handling and improved our product quality. My operators are telling me they can't live without this machine," says Hart. He adds that he anticipates higher output with the new system. "We've just begun testing for improved product yield, and I am optimistic about the results."

Praxair will offer live demonstrations of the new technology throughout the show, from January 17-19 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, at Booth #6060.

Praxair is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 1999 sales of $4.6 billion. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair is a recognized leader in the commercialization of new technologies that bring productivity and environmental benefits to a diverse group of industries. For more information about Praxair and its continuous in-line chiller, stop by Booth #6060 at the IPE, visit www.praxair.com or call toll free: 1-800-PRAXAIR.
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