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News ReleaseAir Products to Highlight Gases and Technology Solutions for Metals Processors at the Heat Treat 2011 Expo

October 20, 2011 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Air Products (NYSE:APD) will highlight its portfolio of technical solutions and services, equipment and industrial gases for metals processors at the Heat Treat 2011 Expo in Cincinnati, Ohio, from November 1-2. With more than 50 years of industry experience, the company ‘s portfolio of offerings can help metals processors improve product quality and consistency, increase process efficiency and reduce operating costs for a variety of applications, including annealing, sintering, brazing, hardening, thermal spraying and welding.

Air Products will demonstrate the concept of plasma activation of furnace atmospheres at the company’s Booth #1823. An experimental technology, plasma activation of furnace atmospheres is a potential alternative for the heat treatment of low- and high-alloy steels, including stainless steels. Customer trials in carburizing have proven the feasibility of using this technology for minimizing inter-granular and surface oxidation, lowering emissions and optimizing the use of hydrocarbon gases. For heat treaters looking to improve part quality or considering replacement of their old endo/exo-generators, the technology can offer a lower-cost alternative. To learn more about the benefits of activated carburizing, read the technical article “Atmosphere Carburizing Using Electric Discharge-Activated Nitrogen-Natural Gas Mixtures” at

To learn more about Air Products’ industrial gas solutions, global supply capability and unmatched industry experience and technical know-how for the metals processing industry, stop by Booth #1823 at the Heat Treat 2011 Expo to speak with one of the company’s technical specialists; call 800-654-4567 (press 1 and mention code 881); or visit us online at

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. In fiscal 2010, Air Products had revenues of $9 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and 18,300 employees around the globe. For more information, visit

NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s reasonable expectations and assumptions as of the date of this release regarding important risk factors. Actual performance and financial results may differ materially from projections and estimates expressed in the forward-looking statements because of many factors not anticipated by management, including risk factors described in the Company’s Form 10K for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2010.

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