Air Products' people bring their deep understanding and applications expertise to the industries and markets we serve all over the world. It's this combination of perspective and breadth that allows them to apply solutions to some of the world's most pressing energy, environmental, and emerging market needs. It's this "Air Products difference" that will continue to drive profitable growth and sustainability for our customers and our company in the decades to come.
In China, Air Products lands its two largest ASU orders ever with Shaanxi Future Energy Chemical Co., Ltd., (12,000 TPD of oxygen) and Shanxi Lu’An Mining (Group) Co., Ltd., (10,000 TPD of oxygen). These new ASUs are being driven by large-scale coal gasification and petroleum projects throughout China.
Air Products acquires DuPont’s interest in DuPont Air Products NanoMaterials LLC, the two companies’ 50-50 joint venture serving the global semiconductor and wafer polishing industries.
In 2012, Air Products acquired a controlling stake in INDURA, which at the time was the largest independent industrial gas company in South America. The acquisition brought new sales and gave the company a significant presence in a fourth region of the world.
Air Products acquires EPCO Carbon Dioxide Products, Inc., and adds liquid CO2 to its North American offerings through EPCO’s 12 CO2 purification and liquefaction plants. Liquid CO2, which Air Products already offers in its other geographic regions around the world, is an important product in markets Air Products currently serves with other merchant industrial gases including the Food, Beverage, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Oil Field Services, and Metals Fabrication markets.