Air Products to Illustrate the High Efficiency of Freshline® Tunnel Freezers at IPPE

 Air Products to Illustrate the High Efficiency of Freshline® Tunnel Freezers
                                   at IPPE

Process Freezing with Liquid Nitrogen Can Save Poultry and Meat Manufacturers
Time and Space

PR Newswire

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Jan. 10, 2013

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD)
will highlight its Freshline® liquid nitrogen (LIN) tunnel freezers—which can
freeze and chill poultry and meat faster than mechanical freezers six times
their size—at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in
Atlanta, Ga. from January 29-31.

Among Air Products' featured Freshline® tunnel freezers are the Freshline® DM
tunnel freezer, which allows manufacturers to process both IQF (individually
quick frozen) and flat or trayed products in a single machine; and the
Freshline® QS tunnel freezer, which is an economical and easy-to-operate
option for food processors who want to upgrade to continuous freezing,
alleviate a bottleneck in their operation, or grow and diversify their
existing product line.

IPPE attendees can stop by Air Products Booth #6776 to see how much time and
space they can save using LIN process freezing or cooling with a Freshline
tunnel freezer. By using the company's newly developed Freeze Time Calculator,
processors can enter their food type and desired starting and ending
temperature to see a comparison of the time required to cool or freeze using
LIN versus traditional mechanical systems. Poultry and meat processors can
input the production rate and product parameters to see a similar comparison
of tunnel length for a mechanical freezer versus a cryogenic LIN freezer.

Air Products offers a complete line of Freshline® solutions that can help
poultry and meat processors improve productivity, increase product yield, and
lower costs while producing high-quality products. In many freezing and
chilling applications, LIN can be a cost-effective alternative to CO[2], and
the conversion can be quick and easy. Air Products has successfully converted
many customers' processes from CO[2 ]to LIN, providing them with a multitude
benefits that cannot be achieved with CO[2], such as a uniform temperature
throughout the cooling or freezing process, superior product quality,
increased throughput, and better turn-down.

In addition to tunnel freezers, Air Products' portfolio of Freshline solutions
includes other LIN food processing equipment such as Freshline® LIN-IS, which
is a specially designed liquid nitrogen injection system that can be
retrofitted to new or existing mixers, grinders, and blenders for fast,
consistent, and repeatable cooling; and the Freshline® continuous sauce
chiller, which uses the high power of LIN to cool and chill many types of
liquids and semi-liquids, such as sauces, gravies, marinades, broths, purees,
and mixed meal combinations.

Air Products has been providing the food industry with solutions for freezing,
chilling, coating, mixing, forming, packaging, and wastewater treatment for
more than 40 years. The company has Freshline solutions for every customer,
from large manufacturers with multiple product lines to small food processors
with a niche product and every operation in between. For more information
about Air Products' complete line of offerings for the poultry and meat
industry, stop by Booth #6776 at IPPE to speak with one of the company's
knowledgeable representatives, call 800-654-4567, or visit
www.airproducts.com/food.

To learn more about LIN food freezing, visit Air Products' new microsite at
www.airproducts.com/freeze. This website has been developed for food
processors who are currently freezing or considering freezing product. The
site contains a series of Fresh Clips videos that briefly explain and
demonstrate how LIN freezing works, as well as interactive tools, customer
testimonials, and a comprehensive literature library all aimed at helping food
processors maximize their operation and improve the quality of their product.

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 of approaching $10 billion. For more information, visit
www.airproducts.com.

NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements within the safe
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, 2012.

SOURCE Air Products

Website: http://www.airproducts.com
Contact: Media, Debbie Bauer, +1-610-481-8061, bauerda@airproducts.com,
Investor Inquiries, Simon Moore, +1-610-481-7461, mooresr@airproducts.com
 
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