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News ReleaseAir Products to Feature Technologies That Help Improve Combustion and Lower Costs in Cement Manufacturing at 2012 IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Conference

May 03, 2012 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Cement manufacturers who are looking to improve combustion and lower costs, while increasing alternative fuel usage and reducing emissions, can turn to Air Products (NYSE:APD). The company will feature its proprietary oxygen injection technologies at the IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Conference in San Antonio, Tex., from May 13-17.

Air Products has helped customers with all types of kilns improve their operations by implementing oxygen-enhanced combustion in cement manufacturing. Oxygen enrichment is a flexible, efficient, cost-effective technology that can help improve the profitability of a cement operation. With minimal capital investment, cement manufacturers can increase production by 5 to 30 percent, increase use of alternative and waste fuels by 30 to 80 percent, decrease emissions, improve overall kiln operation, and attain more consistent product quality.

Conference attendees can stop by booth #129/130 to speak with an Air Products combustion engineer about the benefits of the company’s technology for oxygen injection, which can be installed in various pyroprocessing zones by on-site specialists who provide technical assistance during start-up and ongoing technical support after installation.

Attendees can also learn about Air Products’ new, state-of-the-art Clean Energy Laboratory, which enables remote monitoring of real-time combustion tests from locations around the world. Located in Allentown, Pa., the Clean Energy Laboratory facilitates development and full-scale testing of actual combustion and gasification systems using a full spectrum of gaseous, liquid, and solid fuels from customers.

For over 50 years, Air Products has been developing innovative oxygen-based combustion technologies to help customers improve productivity, reduce energy consumption, reduce emissions, and increase the use of alternative fuels. For more information about Air Products’ offerings to the cement industry, call 800-654-4567 (mention code 918), email, or visit

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 approximately $10 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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