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News ReleaseAir Products Introduces Ancarez™ AR555 Waterborne Epoxy Resin

October 03, 2007 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Air Products (NYSE:APD) today introduced Ancarez™ AR555 waterborne epoxy resin for coatings applications. Ancarez AR555 epoxy resin is the only zero VOC waterborne epoxy resin to offer both excellent coalescing and fast-dry properties for floor coating, institutional coating, and OEM coating applications.

Ancarez AR555 epoxy resin’s fast-dry performance allows for improved sandability and stackability for increased throughput and greater productivity while its enhanced coalescing enables uniform film formation.

“Ancarez AR555 epoxy resin is a unique addition to Air Products’ line of zero VOC waterborne epoxy resins that performs as well or better than conventional solid resin dispersions that struggle to meet VOC regulations,” said Curt Junge, epoxy additives North America market manager for Air Products.

Besides its unmatched level of zero VOCs and fast drying ability, Ancarez AR555 epoxy resin also offers improved stability for a longer shelf life and anti-corrosive attributes which make it an excellent choice for protective coatings.

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. Air Products has annual revenues of $9 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and over 20,000 employees around the globe. 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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