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News ReleaseAir Products hosts a symposium for laboratory scientists at Birmingham's ThinkTank

May 31, 2012 London, UK

Air Products is hosting a symposium for the UK's leading laboratory scientists at Birmingham's Think Tank to share the latest techniques and technologies used in gas analysis.

The event is part of a day-long conference programme on 19th June 2012 that includes a session about the safe use of gas, delivered by Gas Safe. Technology providers, Macherey Nagel and Shimadzu will also be participating.

Gas analysis is performed for a variety of reasons – everything from industrial emissions control to the manufacture of pharmaceutical drugs. The scientists attending the technical symposium will learn more about the importance of gas mixtures and their role in improving the accuracy of measurements. They will also be briefed on all aspects of gas safety.

Gary Yates, Air Products' European Product Manager Analytical and Laboratories, said:

"The world of gas analysis is becoming more challenging for everyone and stringent regulations have led to increased demand for accurate and reliable readings. The gases and equipment used to perform gas chromatography and other laboratory tests are critical to their outcome.

"Based on our extensive knowledge of gas analysis, Air Products has invested in the development of higher grade gas mixtures that come with ISO 17025 certification, and we have also taken steps to make gas selection as easy as possible."

As well as focusing on accuracy, laboratory scientists attending the session will learn how to use their analytical equipment more efficiently and where possible, increase its life. Gary Yates adds:

"Using higher grade gases can make a significant difference to process efficiency by helping to extend the life of the column inside the chromatgraph and minimising downtime. This equipment is costly to replace and using ultra-high purity gases can effectively double or even triple its life span."

Other technology providers will be participating in the day-long programme of events including Macherey Nagel and Shimadzu.

For more information about the Think Tank event, contact Gemma Pontin on 01270 614051 or email Registration is required as space is limited.

Notes to editors:

About Air Products
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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