Air Products Introduces Airase™ Defoamers

                  Air Products Introduces Airase™ Defoamers

New Structured Siloxane Defoamer Line Designed for Specific Defoaming and
Compatibility Requirements

PR Newswire

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 27, 2012

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Air Products (NYSE: APD)
today introduced its new Airase™ Structured Siloxane Defoamer Line (SSDL™
Defoamers) comprising seven siloxane defoamers specifically designed for
optimal performance in water-based formulations. These new defoamers have been
designed to exhibit predictable performance relative to each other to provide
formulators with a structured approach to defoamer selection.

The Airase SSDL defoamers are free of hazardous air pollutant (HAP) and
alkylphenol ethoxylate (APE) and do not contribute VOCs to formulations,
making them ideal for applications such as paints and coatings, colorants,
inks, adhesives and other industrial applications. These products also have
improved pH stability compared to conventional silicone defoamers and can
provide excellent stability and persistency for coatings and ink formulations.

"We are excited to introduce the Airase line of defoamers and are proud of the
ease of use that this new product line provides to water-based inks and
coatings formulators," said Christopher Henkee, market manager, Specialty
Additives, for Air Products. "Air Products continues to deliver the innovative
solutions and provide the competitive advantage our customers seek."

Each Airase SSDL defoamer in the line has a different balance of defoaming
strength and formulation compatibility. The consistent performance of each
Airase defoamer relative to the other products in the series allows
formulators to take a systematic approach to defoamer selection.

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About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE: APD) provides atmospheric, process and specialty gases;
performance materials; equipment; and technology. For over 70 years, the
company has enabled customers to become more productive, energy efficient and
sustainable. More than 20,000 employees in over 50 countries supply innovative
solutions to the energy, environment and emerging markets. These include
semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, coal gasification, natural gas
liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. In fiscal 2012, Air
Products had sales approaching $10 billion. For more information, visit 

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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, 2011.

SOURCE Air Products

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