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Air 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

Air Products (NYSE:APD) will highlight its innovative coupling agents portfolio as Versum Materials™, 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 www.airproducts.com/clean.