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News ReleaseAir Products Receives PED Certification for New Biogas Membrane Separators

Company Optimizes Product Design for Biogas Upgrading Applications

January 19, 2016 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Air Products’ (NYSE: APD) PRISM Membranes division in Saint Louis, Missouri, has received PED (Pressure Equipment Directive) certification for two new sizes of membrane separators for biogas upgrading applications. This certification, from DNV GL Business Assurance Italia S.r.l., confirms that Air Products’ biogas separation products meet the European standards for design, manufacture, and safe operation of pressurized equipment.

The company now offers six different PRISM® Membrane Separators for biogas applications. The two new membrane separators are designed for lower biogas processing capacity than Air Products’ current product offerings. This makes the new products ideally suited for small-scale and micro anaerobic digester applications, which constitute the largest number of digesters globally. PRISM Membrane Separators contain polymeric hollow fibers and utilize selective permeation to separate raw biogas into two streams: enriched biomethane and enriched carbon dioxide.

“The two new membrane separators will be offered with both our high flux and high selectivity fiber types,” said Charles Page, Air Products’ PRISM Membranes business manager. “This combination of membrane separator sizes and fiber types provides engineers unparalleled flexibility to optimize system performance in accordance with customer specifications.”

“Air Products is a leading manufacturer of gas separation membrane separators,” said Greg Malcolm, business manager of Engineered Membrane Systems at Air Products. “These new products demonstrate our commitment to meeting the needs of the global biogas market.”

Air Products’ PRISM Membrane Separators are manufactured exclusively at its facility in Saint Louis, Missouri (USA) and sold through an exclusive network of preferred engineering and integration companies worldwide. For more information about these products or becoming a preferred customer, call (314) 995-3300 or email

About Air Products

Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading Industrial Gases company celebrating 75 years of operation. The company’s core Industrial Gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the world’s leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment. The company’s Materials Technologies business, which Air Products intends to spin-off by September 2016, serves the semiconductor, polyurethanes, cleaning and coatings, and adhesives industries.

The company had fiscal 2015 sales of $9.9 billion and was ranked number 284 on the Fortune 500 annual list of public companies. Approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries strive to make Air Products the world’s safest and best performing Industrial Gases company, providing sustainable offerings and excellent service to all customers. 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, 2015.

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