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News ReleaseAir Products Shares Unique Gases and Chemicals Know-How at 104th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo

Company Focuses on Hydrotreating for Green Diesel Production and Performance-Enhancing Functional Additives

April 24, 2013 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

As the world’s only combined gases and chemicals company, Air Products (NYSE:APD) brings unique skills and insight to the fats and oils, surfactants, detergents, and related markets. Company representatives will demonstrate this competitive advantage through a variety of presentations at the 104th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo in Montréal, Québec, Canada, from April 28-May 1.

Co-presenting with The Farr Group of Companies, Air Products and Walter Farr will share hydrotreating practices for green diesel production. The co-presenters will discuss advantages of this newly developing technology, the most notable of which is elimination of the neutralization of high FFA oils, as fatty acids are converted directly to green diesel along with the neutral oil. AOCS attendees who would like to learn more can attend:

“Hydrotreating Practices for Green Diesel Production”
Monday, April 29, at 4:00 PM
Session PRO 1: New Technology/Sustainability
Palais des congrès de Montréal, Room 512F

In addition, Air Products will present safer alternatives to oxygenated solvents and alkylphenol ethoxylates, highlighting some of the high-performance products that are typical of the company’s functional additives line, in:

“Air Products and Chemicals Functional Additives: High Performance Tools for
the Formulator’s Toolbox”
Monday, April 29, at 6:50 PM
Surfactants and Detergents Reception
Westin, Ville Marie A

Finally, classical methods of determining theoretical synergies will be reviewed and contrasted with more rapid methods made possible by automated testing. Air Products representatives will examine the proposed methods in light of actual performance of the resulting formulas in:

“Shortcuts to Synergies: Using Physical Property Inflection Points as a Guide to
Maximizing Performance”
Wednesday, May 1, at 2:20 PM
Session S&D5, Emerging Test Methods for Surfactants and Detergents
Palais des congrès de Montréal, Room 513A

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 20,000 employees in over 50 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 2012, Air Products had sales approaching $10 billion. For more information, visit

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    Debbie Bauer
    Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    7201 Hamilton Boulevard
    Allentown, PA 18195-1501
    (610) 481-6642
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    (610) 481-7461
    Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    7201 Hamilton Boulevard
    Allentown, PA 18195-1501
    (610) 481-2729
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