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Carbon Dioxide

Carbon Dioxide (CO₂)

Application expertise, supply security, and quality you can depend on

Carbon dioxide (CO₂) is used as a cryogenic agent to remove heat, economically and precisely controlling the temperature of both the product and process for food chilling, cooling, and freezing applications and to preserve quality and shelf life when used for Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP). CO₂ is also used to achieve consistent flavor, carbonation, and taste for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage production and to optimize productivity in bottling and canning dispensing lines. CO₂ can be an effective way to increase growth and reduce crop damage in greenhouses, and is a safer and economical alternative to acids and chemicals in water treatment applications for pulp & paper mills, industrial operations, and municipal water treatment facilities. CO₂ is also commonly used as a shielding gas for Welding and Metals applications.

CO₂ systems from Air Products will help you manage production when faced with peak demand, when flexibility is needed to adjust your operations to changing capacities or environmental requirements, and when consistency and quality is required to meet the standards of your customers.

Air Products' network of CO₂ plants and our distribution capabilities using both truck and rail, equip us with a secure supply chain and the ability to reliably produce and deliver product under a variety of quality standards.

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Reliable CO₂ Supply Closer Than You Think

  • Robust network of production plants and distribution capabilities
  • Excellent record of meeting on-time needs
  • Industry leader in safety
  • Technical support when you need it
  • World-class customer service

Certified Quality Specifications

Air Products is certified to the highest benchmarks for Food Safety standards and Water Quality assurances

Secure Supply Delivered Safely

Utilizing a robust plant and distribution network, combined with industry-leading safety standards, Air Products keeps you running

Industry Applications and Expertise

Let our team of applications engineers work with you to understand your needs and deliver the optimal CO₂ solution

Operational Efficiency

Air Products manages your tank inventory, delivering on time and with the right volume to match your production

Supply Options

Air Products can help you determine the most economical supply option for your particular application and geographic location. Industrial gases are typically provided in gaseous and liquid form through a variety of supply systems.

Cylinders & Hard Goods

The traditional solution for low-volume gas supply. Cylinders can be supplied in a full range of sizes, pressures and gas purities for a range of gases and gas mixtures. Search our extensive network of distributors in the U.S. and parts of Canada for your cylinder and hard goods supply needs.

CryoEase® Microbulk Solutions

A convenient and cost-effective solution for larger operations. CryoEase® tanks are available in a range of sizes. The CryoEase® service simplifies your gas supply by eliminating the need to handle cylinders, stock taking and ordering.

Bulk Supply

Delivered by truck and stored on your site either as a liquid in cryogenic tanks or as a gas in high-pressure tubes based on your volume, desired pressure, purity level, flow rate, and operating pattern.

Pipeline Supply

Located in major industrial locations around the world, pipelines offer customers with large product demands a range of benefits, including reliable, safe and flexible supply in a cost-effective way.

Ask the Expert

“Why is carbon dioxide used in Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP)?”
Carbon dioxide (CO₂) inhibits the growth of most aerobic bacteria and moulds. Generally speaking, the higher the level of CO₂, the longer the achievable shelf-life. However, CO₂ is readily absorbed by fats and water - therefore, most foods will absorb CO₂. Excess levels of CO₂ in MAP can cause flavour tainting, drip loss and pack collapse. It is important, therefore, that a balance is struck between the commercially desirable shelf-life of a product and the degree to which any negative effects can be tolerated. When CO₂ is required to control bacterial and mould growth, a minimum of 20% is recommended.

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