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Applications Development

As a leading producer of industrial gases, Air Products conducts research programs to develop new process applications for those products in a variety of industries. Both independently and in collaborative programs with customers, Air Products investigates potential process benefits of the unique properties of purified common gases such as oxygen and nitrogen as well as complex gases synthesized in bulk: syngas, hydrogen, carbon monoxide and dioxide. Our cryogenic expertise has been utilized in areas as diverse as food freezing, cryogenic grinding, and VOC recovery. Our extensive experience with fluorine chemistry leads naturally to developing applications that exploit the chemistry of reactive gases such as NF3. Our background in oxygen chemistry has led to the development of wet oxidation processes employing both oxygen and ozone, as well as metallurgical processing using oxygen as a reactive gas.

Air Products also investigates the application of its specialty chemicals to improve the properties of a wide variety of chemical products. Epoxy and urethane additives often determine the properties of the finished formulations. As a producer of many such additives, Air Products has developed the expertise to create additives which target specified finished product characteristics. Air Products also continually develops specialty chemicals directed towards customer-specified end use properties in adhesives, coatings and surfactants.

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