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News ReleaseAir Products Offers Complimentary Webinar on Furnace Atmospheres for Metals Processing Applications

June 22, 2009 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Innovative thinking is at the core of Air Products’ (NYSE: APD) heritage. Recognizing the impact of the economy on companies, Air Products is using digital technology to deliver the first in a series of webinars designed to help metals processors find gas-based solutions that can save money, improve product quality and increase throughput—all while operating safely.

Air Products application engineer Tom Philips will present “Furnace Atmospheres for Metals Processing Applications” on July 21, 2009, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. With more than 30 years of experience in the metals industry, Tom will discuss atmosphere functions, types, selection considerations, and troubleshooting techniques for heat treating operations and materials.

In less than one-hour, metals processors can learn how to reduce cost and improve product quality through proper atmosphere selection and flow optimization. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session, where participants are encouraged to submit questions about their toughest challenges, such as application or production-line problems. For registration information, please call 800-654-4567, and mention code 688.

For more than 50 years, Air Products has been working closely with customers in the metals industry to develop cutting-edge metals processing technologies for heat treating; thermal spray, brazing, welding and soldering; metals forming, shaping and cutting; mining and extractive metallurgy; foundry; sintering and powder metal; powder metal production; nonferrous and aluminum; and iron and steel production. For more information about Air Products’ wide range of innovative products, technologies and services for the metals industry, visit

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 had fiscal 2008 revenues of $10.4 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and 21,000 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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