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News ReleaseAir Products Introduces Dynol™ 977E and 979E Superwetting Surfactants for Waterborne Siding Board Coatings

May 12, 2014 Tokyo, Japan

Air Products (NYSE:APD), a leading global supplier of high performance specialty additives for waterborne systems, today introduced two new superwetting surfactants -- Dynol 977E and 979E for siding board coatings, adding to its innovative portfolio for waterborne formulations.

Specially designed to address the challenges facing formulators on airless-spray of siding board coatings, the new superwetting surfactants provide better coverage and leveling performance on rugged surfaces with equal or less dosage used in the formulations.

“Air Products is committed to delivering innovative and high performance solutions to the challenges in waterborne coatings. We proudly unveil these two new superwetting surfactants to support the growing needs of spray-applied formulations,” said Yuji Miyake, principal application chemist of specialty additives for Air Products Asia. “Formulators can take advantage of Air Products’ technologies to achieve their goal, whether it is productivity, product performance, cost competitiveness or environmental performance.

Dynol 977E and 979E superwetting surfactants are optimized siloxane-based surfactants that can provide a superior balance of properties including high atomization, very low equilibrium and dynamic surface tension reduction, and good system compatibility. These low-odour products contain no added alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs) and are easy to handle. They complement Air Products’ existing non-silicone superwetting products, enabling the company to offer a complete portfolio of superwetting surfactants to help customers quickly solve the problems associated with coating difficult-to-wet substrates.

Air Products has more than 40 years’ experience in materials science and surface chemistry and is a pioneer in the shift from solvent to water-based technology in addressing customers’ performance and environmental needs. Air Products’ Specialty Additives Division is dedicated to waterborne development in automotive, inks, wood coatings, adhesives and specialty coatings among other applications.

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. Recognized as one of the world’s most innovative companies by both Thomson Reuters and Forbes magazine, more than 21,000 employees in over 50 countries supply effective 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 2013, Air Products had sales of $10.2 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, 2013.

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