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News ReleaseAir Products is Advancing Sustainability at SEMICON West

July 07, 2014 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Materials recovery and reuse, or using resources efficiently to achieve better results at a lower cost and with less impact on our planet, is an important element of sustainable manufacturing. That is why Air Products (NYSE:APD) experts will be participating in both the “Sustainable Manufacturing Forum” (SMF) and “Global Summit on Advanced Manufacturing” (GSAM) as part of this year’s SEMICON West in San Francisco, July 7-10.

As part of the week-long event, Air Products’ Dr. Andrew Johnson will deliver presentations on Materials Recovery and Reuse at both the SMF and GSAM. Dr. Johnson will take a look at the business drivers for materials recovery and reuse, which include reducing costs, lowering supply chain risk and achieving sustainability goals. With case studies from industries as diverse as lighting and electronics, he will lay out the benefits and challenges of recycling materials such as xenon, helium and hydrogen.

In addition, Air Products Dr. Eugene Karwacki will be part of a panel on the Next Generation Eco Fab during Session 10 at the Sustainable Manufacturing Forum. This panel is comprised of stakeholders throughout the semiconductor supply chain who will discuss in roundtable format the critical sustainability issues the industry will face in the future.

“As key raw materials in the semiconductor manufacturing process become constrained because of costs or supply limitations, effluents from these processes may be economically recycled,” said Johnson, global marketing manager, Sustainability, for Air Products Electronics. “Capturing these materials can help manufacturers lower their operating costs, stabilize the supply chain for these materials and help companies attain their sustainability goals.”

For more information on materials recovery, stop by booth 1916 South Hall during SEMICON West, or click here.

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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