Air Products and the non-ferrous industry
Technology, development and innovation are central to Air Products.
Our history and culture is shaped around developing long-lasting relationships with our customers based on an understanding of their needs, integrity in the way we do business, and a passion for exceeding expectations. These close working relationships have helped to shape the way we work today and how we will continue in the future.
Our story dates right back to the 1970's when we launched the first of many innovative solutions for the non-ferrous industry.
Air Products developed its first range of water-cooled, multi-flame burners for use with natural gas or oil.
1972 - Aluminium recycling began - Since 1972, an estimated 660+ billion beverage cans have been recycled—placed end-to-end they could stretch to the moon nearly 300 times!
Our two medium momentum flame K-Tech burners are launched - one non-water cooled version, and one supersonic water-cooled.
Air Products' EZ-Fire was launched. EZ-ily retrofitted to existing air-fuel burners, this non-water cooled burner had a high momentum flame for natural gas.
1981 - Formation of the European Aluminium Association (EAA).
Air Products' M64 (GKM) Burner is launched. This revolutionary burner technology featured a low momentum luminous flame and tube-in-tube configuration.
Our first low NOx burner, the EZ Fire LN launched. A non water-cooled, air-oxy fuel burner uniquely featuring a high momentum flame (in air-fuel mode) and a low momentum flame (in oxy-fuel mode).
We introduced our state of the art RILEE® combustion system for direct fired reverb furnaces. The technology featured a hot-gas re-circulation fan for optimal organic matter burn-out.
Air Products' LEAM combustion system launched. An environmentally friendly solution for melting contaminated aluminium scrap in a rotary furnace with the additional benefit of reducing fuel consumption.