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News ReleaseAir Products Showcases Gases and Chemicals Solutions at 103rd AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo

Offerings Include Industrial Gases and Technologies that Improve Process Efficiency and Surfactants with Performance, Cost and Environmental Benefits

April 18, 2012 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Air Products (NYSE:APD) will be highlighting its diverse portfolio of gases and chemicals solutions that can help processors in the fats, oils, and related industries increase sustainability and process efficiency, improve safety and product quality, and help lower total operating costs at the 103rd AOCS (American Oil Chemists’ Society) Annual Meeting & Expo in Long Beach, Calif., from April 29-May 2.

Air Products will have representatives available at booth #739 to discuss the company’s experience and know-how in providing the right gas technologies and solutions for various customer applications including hydrogenation. As the world’s leading hydrogen supplier, Air Products can help optimize hydrogenation reactions and reduce costs through selection of the best supply mode and technology, and evaluation of process parameters. Featured offerings include the company’s PRISM® Hydrogen Generators and its Cryogenic Hydrogen Compressor System.

Representatives also will be available to discuss Air Products’ range of surfactants for formulating hard surface cleaners, degreasers, laundry, vehicle care, mining, and oilfield products. These novel surfactants can help customers meet their most demanding applications, environmental regulations, or those applications requiring a balance of cost and performance.

Air Products representatives will be making numerous presentations throughout the Expo. Attendees can learn how to conserve energy and hydrogen during hydrogenation by attending:

  • “Innovative Hydrogen Solutions”
    EXH 1: Technology Showcase, 101A on April 30 at 3:45 p.m.
  • “Best Practices and Opportunities for Optimization and Conservation in Hydrogenation of Fats and Oils”
    PRO 1: New Technology, Room 203AB on April 30 at 4:40 p.m.

Attendees also can find out how to replace solvents in their formulated products, discover how functional surfactant additives can bring value to formulated products, and learn about Air Products’ capabilities in functional testing for cleaning compounds by attending:

  • “Opportunities in VOC Reduction: Performance and Cost Improvements by Eliminating Solvents”
    Poster Presentation from April 29-May 2
  • “Functional Additives for Your Applications”
    S&D Networking Reception: Spotlight Seminars on April 30
  • “Development and Validation of Image Analysis in Degreasing Evaluation”
    S&D 4.2: General Surfactants II on May 2

Air Products (NYSE:APD) provides atmospheric, process and specialty gases; performance materials; equipment; and technology. For over 70 years, the company has enabled customers to become more productive, energy efficient and sustainable. More than 18,000 employees in over 40 countries supply innovative solutions to the energy, environment and emerging markets. These include semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, coal gasification, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. In fiscal 2011, Air Products had sales of $10.1 billion. 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, 2011.

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    Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
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    Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
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