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News ReleaseAir Products to Launch New Molecular Defoamer and Wetting Agent at ABRAFATI 2015

October 12, 2015 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Air Products (NYSE:APD) Materials Technologies segment will introduce the latest addition to its innovative portfolio of molecular defoamers and dynamic wetting agents—Surfynol® 107L—at the Associação Brasileira dos Fabricantes de Tintas in São Paulo, Brazil, from October 13-15.

Air Products’ Surfynol 107L surfactant is a liquid, nonionic wetting agent and molecular defoamer based on a proprietary high-performance Gemini chemistry. Surfynol 107L surfactant contains no added alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs), silicones, or fluorosurfactants, and is suitable for low- and zero-VOC formulations. This unique chemistry offers a range of surface active performance benefits, is nonfoaming, and will disrupt the foam stabilization properties of other formulation components, providing defect-free defoaming and deaerating benefits.

“With the launch of Surfynol 107L, we continue to expand our molecular defoamer product line so that we are able to offer formulators a wide variety of options to address their foam control and surface wetting needs,” said Debbie Anderson, Americas business manager, Additives, for Air Products. “This new product provides zero-foam dynamic wetting and defect-free foam control in low-VOC coating, ink and adhesive formulations,” added Anderson.

Air Products’ Jim Reader, lead chemist in Additives Americas, will present a paper discussing new superwetting surfactants for coatings applications at ABRAFATI. His paper will be presented from 2:30-3:10 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, in the ABRAFATI Auditorium 4. Marcelo Rufo, Additives business manager, will give a presentation titled “Global Environmental Regulations Drive New Technologies in Epoxy Coatings” on Wednesday, October 14, at 1:45 p.m. in Auditorium 6.

For more information on these and other surfactant products, please visit Air Products at booth B/6 or visit

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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

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