The company made additional strides toward becoming one of the world's leading integrated industrial gas companies and continues growing other business segments by leveraging existing capabilities and expertise and launching several game-changing technologies in the markeplace.
The company strengthens its worldwide leadership in natural gas liquefaction process technology by introducing a debottlenecking process that enables as much as a 60 percent capacity increase in production without sacrificing existing efficiency.
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Pictured: A main cryogenic heat exchanger, which is part of Air Products' AP-X® liquefaction process technology.
A series of game-changing gas cylinder innovations are introduced to the global marketplace.
August 2005 Air Products’ industrial gas complex in New Orleans, La., is inundated with more than 8 feet of water after Hurricane Katrina makes landfall. After ensuring its employees safety, the company begins draining the facility and working to restore operations. It achieves the milestone of “substantial operations” in just over 2 months to help relieve a constrained liquid hydrogen market.
In 2006, Air Products builds on its surface science expertise by acquiring Tomah3
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Pictured: Industrial and institutional cleaning.
In 2007, Air Products becomes the leading industrial gas supplier in central Europe by acquiring the industrial gas business of BOC Gazy.
In 2008, Air Products commissions its new hydrogen fueling station at the company’s global headquarters in Allentown, Pa. Part of the Hydrogen Education Initiative, funded largely by the Federal Transit Administration, the station enables hydrogen-powered transportation vehicles to get out into the community to help educate the public about hydrogen and its capabilities.