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News ReleaseAir Products Offers Free Webinar to Help Processors Conquer Particle Size Reduction Challenges

Participants Will Learn How Cryogenic Grinding Can Enable Effective and Efficient Particle Size Reduction, Particularly for Heat Sensitive and Tough-to-Mill Materials

June 13, 2016 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Particle size reduction can present challenges to processors in a variety of industries—including rubber, plastics, food, and pharmaceuticals—particularly when working with heat-sensitive and tough-to-mill materials. To help processors overcome some of these challenges, Air Products (NYSE:APD) will share its cryogenic grinding solutions through a free webinar, “The Fundamentals of Cryogenic Grinding,” on Wednesday, June 22, from 2-3 p.m. ET.

Air Products is a recognized leader in cryogenic technology applications with more than 40 years of laboratory and plant experience in cryogenic grinding. Through the interactive, technical webinar, the company will discuss the fundamentals of cryogenic grinding using liquid nitrogen, benefits and results of cryogenic grinding, safety considerations, and equipment requirements for cryogenics.

Participants will learn how cryogenic grinding using liquid nitrogen can be a cost-effective way to grind more effectively and efficiently. Exposing material to liquid nitrogen can help prevent melting or decomposition, or achieve embrittlement, resulting in a higher yield of particles in the desired target range, more uniform particle size distribution, higher production rates, improved product quality, and enhanced process safety due to nitrogen’s inertness.

With trial facilities located in Allentown, Pa. (U.S.) and Shanghai, China, Air Products can test a customer’s product on production-scale equipment to help determine the feasibility of using cryogenics in their process, as well as to help quantify the benefits versus cost.

Register for Air Products’ free cryogenic grinding webinar at For more information about Air Products’ PolarFit® cryogenic size reduction solutions, call 800-654-4567 (mention code 7723) or visit

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 is ranked number 288 on the Fortune 500 annual list of public companies. Approximately 19,000 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

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