O2 ≥ 99,5 %
ALIGAL, the solution of Air Liquide for use in the food industry.
Protective gas packaging, color stabilization

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Aligal™ 3, the Oxygen (O2) E948 gas solution of Air Liquide used for food packaging

Composed of pure Oxygen (O2) gas, the ALIGAL™ 3 E948 gas solution is compliant with food regulations and with the following characteristics. 

  • Oxidising

  • Preserves the red color of meat 

  • Limits the development of anaerobic germs

  • Ensures the respiration of fresh and living products.

  • Boost the wine and beer fermentation

Which foods can be packaged using oxygen (O2) gas?

Fresh meat and fish; steak, turkey, beef, kebab, minced meat, hamburger, brochette, fresh whole red fish, tuna

Live mussels and oysters. Fresh or cut fruits & vegetables… 

Pure oxygen can be used to boost fermentation processes for beer and wine. 

What are the benefits of E948 Oxygen gas on food products?

  • Extension of the shelf life of the products by 2 to 5 times compared to the normal atmosphere packaging. It gives producers the opportunity to step into new markets, both national and international, thanks to this longer shelf life.

  • Perfect visibility of the product.

  • Attractiveness of the packaging.

  • Preservation of the color, shape and texture of the product.

  • Protection against the risks of crushing the product and limiting the risks of contact with the packaging caused by vacuuming.

  • Hygiene of the foodstuffs assured.

  • It limits the use of additives and preservatives, and makes it possible to offer naturally fresh products in order to meet the wishes of the consumer.

In which volume can I buy Oxygen E948 gas for foods ? 

Buy Oxygen E948 gas in the right quantity you need : from single small gas bottles, to bundles (package of 9 to 16 cylinders) up to a liquid oxygen storage tank, delivering the right flow to a gas mixer or direct to your packaging machine.

E948 O2 gas compliant with the food safety regulations

  • European regulations on food additives

  • HACCP system 

Guarantee of traceability of the E948 O2 gas:: 

In accordance with European directives, Air Liquide has defined its commercial specifications of the feed gases above the required criteria. In order to meet the specific requirements of our customers, the gas mixtures are produced, supplied and applied according to the international standards recognized in the food industry such as the ISO 22000 and the FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification)

Why choose ALIGAL™ 3 O2 gas to package food in the MAP process?

Discover our free eBook to learn about the use of Oxygen (O2) gas in the modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) process.

Food manufacturers have known and feared one of their biggest “enemies” for years: Air contains only 21% of oxygen and promotes the development of bacteria and microbes and causes various damage to the foods: change of color, texture, taste, and has an impact on the shelf life.

To avoid these effects, Air Liquide offers a solution: the packaging in a protective atmosphere (also called "gas packaging" or MAP). 

The solution is to replace the air in the packaging with an alternative gas composition, which can extend the organoleptic properties, nutritional value and shelf life of the product. 

Oxygen (O2) is therefore necessary in the gas composition for a longer shelf life of fresh meat, vegetables and seafood products in a MAP process.

Is Oxygen gas the right solution for my food packaging process ?

Contact our experts and get free advice regarding the use of oxygen in your food production.

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