July 31, 2006 Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Air Products (NYSE:APD) recently won the Materials Improvement award from EuroAsia Semiconductor magazine for its Bulk Specialty Gas Systems (BSGS). The award, which was voted on by customers and peers, was presented at San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art during SEMICON West 2006.
BSGS provides a step change in the supply of high-volume specialty gases for semiconductor manufacturers by improving product consistency and reliability, as well as manufacturing productivity. Employee and facility safety also receive a boost thanks to a reduced number of cylinder changes.
For device manufacturers who are using high volumes of specialty gases, the BSGS offers better flow, improved cost savings and product dependability. Air Products is the leader in providing BSGS technology to customers around the world with more systems installed than all competitors combined.
Accepting on behalf of Air Products was Bob Ford, bulk specialty gases supply manager, who noted, "It is an honor to receive this award as recognized by our customers as the premier solutions provider of bulk specialty gas supply."
Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in technology, energy, healthcare and industrial markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of products, services and solutions, providing atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials and chemical intermediates. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment and is listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability and FTSE4Good Indices. The company has annual revenues of $8.1 billion, operations in over 30 countries, and over 20,000 employees around the globe. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.
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