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News ReleaseAir Products and ITT-WEDECO to Jointly Market Combined Capabilities to the Water and Wastewater Industries

July 31, 2007 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Air Products (NYSE: APD) and ITT-WEDECO today announced the signing of a Joint Marketing Agreement (JMA) to promote the companies’ complementary ozone related products and expertise for use in the water and wastewater industries in North America and Brazil. The combined marketing effort will focus on water and wastewater processes including: containerized oxygen–ozone systems; oxygen recovery systems; and ozone based advanced oxidation systems. In coming weeks both companies will be releasing further details on each new product offering.

“ITT-WEDECO is excited about signing this JMA with Air Products. This agreement brings real value to our customers. Through this relationship, we are moving into adjacent applications and technologies beyond our traditional core products,” said Mike McGettigan, general manager for ITT-WEDECO Americas.

“Air Products sees water treatment as an important growth area for the company, building on our gases experience and expanding into new equipment-based solutions. Agreements and alliances like this are a key part of our growth strategy, and working with ITT-WEDECO positions Air Products well for success in our Water Systems business,” said Mike McNallen, vice president, North America Gases at Air Products.

The companies expect to provide more information about product offerings and capabilities at upcoming trade events including: World Congress on Ozone and Ultraviolet Technologies to be held in Los Angeles, Calif. from Aug. 27-29, 2007; Water Environmental Federation Technical Exhibition Conference in San Diego from Oct. 15-17, 2007; and Water Quality Technology Conference and Exposition in Charlotte, N.C. held from Nov. 4-8, 2007.

For more information about all of Air Products’ water systems product offerings, call the Water Systems Group at 1-800-654-4567 or visit  

About Air Products

Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services. 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 $9 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and over 20,000 employees around the globe. For more information, visit  

About ITT Corporation

ITT is the world's leading manufacturer of ultraviolet water disinfection and ozone oxidation systems. Through its WEDECO brand, highly efficient UV systems provide chemical-free disinfection solutions to a variety of markets including municipal drinking water, wastewater, industrial process applications and consumer/residential water treatment. WEDECO’s leading ozone oxidation systems are used in a wide range of industrial and municipal applications. Ozone oxidizes harmful contaminants in industrial wastewater and eliminates color, taste and odor in drinking water. WEDECO has installed more than 200,000 systems worldwide and has over 25 years of experience in technical expertise in the field of ultraviolet and ozone technology. For more information, visit

NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements. Actual results could vary materially, due to changes in current expectations.

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