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News ReleaseAir Products to Showcase High Performing Coupling Agents for Cleaning Formulations as Versum Materials™ at 2016 American Oil Chemists Society Annual Meeting

Materials that ‘Couple and Clean’ to be Presented Under New Brand for Air Products’ Materials Technologies Business

April 28, 2016 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Air Products (NYSE:APD) will highlight its innovative coupling agents portfolio as Versum MaterialsTM, the new brand name for Air Products’ Materials Technologies business, during the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) Annual Meeting, booth 303, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 1-4.

Coupling agents can play an important role in cleaning formulations by facilitating the dissolution and dispersion of less soluble organic elements such as surfactants and salts, enabling systems to retain clarity, viscosity, and homogeneity. They can also help improve overall system stability and reduce the risk of phase separation. Despite providing a measure of “formulation insurance” to formulators, coupling agents are often misunderstood and misapplied.

The company’s solutions focus on enhancing formulators’ cleaning systems not only by acting as effective coupling agents but also by boosting overall cleaning performance. In addition to better cleaning, formulators can achieve a foam profile commensurate with the needs of their projects.

The coupling agents are based on etheramine chemistry spanning several Tomamine® Amphoteric products. Several of these products can provide added benefits such as high alkaline and temperature stability, enabling formulators to address unique and challenging cleaning needs.

Technical representatives will be on-hand in the AOCS booth to talk about how the company’s coupling agent portfolio can meet formulators’ needs. An overview of these solutions will also be provided during the Surfactants & Detergents Division Networking Reception on Monday, May 2, by Diane Merzbach, marketing specialist, additives.

Also highlighting the company’s product innovation, a presentation entitled “Move Your Product Innovation Forward with Tomadol® 902 Surfactant” will be delivered by Arnoldo Fonseca, Americas marketing manager for I&I cleaning, during the Expo Technology Showcase on Tuesday, May 3.

In addition, Senior Principal Application Chemist Eric “Rick” Theiner will be presenting a paper, “Alkylphenol Ethoxylate Elimination as an Opportunity for Performance Enhancement,” during the New Technologies in Industry session on Wednesday, May 4. His paper will review alternative approaches to address growing concerns about nonylphenol ethoxylate use in the institutional and industrial (I&I) cleaning markets.

The company’s range of performance-focused cleaning solutions includes offerings sold under the Tomadol®, Tomamine®, TomaKleen®, and Tomadry® brands. AOCS conference attendees are invited learn more about the complete assortment of solutions and how they can help power future cleaning formulations by visiting booth #303 or at

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 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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