When you think of Valentine’s Day, what comes to mind? No doubt flowers, sentimental cards, and expressions of love spring to the top of the list. But the most iconic part of the holiday is, arguably, the candy hearts that are sold in the months leading up to Valentine’s Day. The demand for these hearts is unbelievably high; in fact, each year consumers purchase almost 8 billion candy hearts between January 1stand February 14th! This demand is expected to increase as the selection of candy hearts expands to include new sizes, flavors, and sayings.
Compressed Air Powers Confection Production
Did you know that compressed air is an essential aspect of the producing these sweet treats? A renowned Midwestern candy manufacturer produces almost 30 million pounds of candy annually with the assistance of industrial compressors. Cleanliness and reliability are essential to the facility’s operation, as the compressed air encounters food throughout production. With this in mind, the compressed air is cleaned through a pair of refrigerated air dryers and a series of high efficiency main line filters, and food grade lubricant is utilized to ensure that the candy you eat is safe and delicious.
So, while you're enjoying these candies on Valentine's Day, don't forget about the compressed air that's involved its production!
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