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Air Products to Introduce New Freshline(R) MP Tunnel Freezer at International Boston Seafood Show



Air Products to Introduce New Freshline(R) MP Tunnel Freezer at International
                             Boston Seafood Show

Company's Newest Liquid Nitrogen Tunnel Freezer Delivers on Efficiency and
Hygiene

PR Newswire

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., March 5, 2013

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD)
will introduce the company's new Freshline^® MP tunnel freezer at the
International Boston Seafood Show in Boston, Mass., from March 10-12. Designed
with efficiency and hygiene in mind, the MP liquid nitrogen tunnel freezer
uses unmatched heat transfer capability to achieve cryogenic temperatures
throughout the entire length of the tunnel. The new freezer also meets or
exceeds international cleanability standards with reduced gasketing and easily
accessible surfaces that are slightly pitched to promote water run-off during
cleaning.

Building on the best food freezing technology that Air Products has developed
over the last 40 years, the new MP freezer squeezes the maximum energy out of
every drop of liquid nitrogen. The freezer employs the latest in control
technology, with a PLC-driven controller that operates all functions of the
freezer while providing a visual representation of the freezer during
operation. The MP freezer also has a touch screen interface tailored for food
processing environments and an information tracking capability to help food
processors optimize their operation.

Seafood show attendees are invited to stop by Booth #1074 to speak with an Air
Products food specialist about their food processing challenges. As leaders in
food freezing and cooling technology, Air Products can explain the many
benefits of rapid cooling or freezing with liquid nitrogen―one of the earth's
coldest refrigerants―such as improved food quality and increased productivity.
Liquid nitrogen is also ideal for cooling foods in a multi-step production
process, thus eliminating bottlenecks that can strain productivity in a food
processor's operation.

Seafood processors can learn more about liquid nitrogen cooling and freezing
by visiting Air Products' dedicated website at www.airproducts.com/freeze.
Developed for both food processors currently cooling and/or freezing as well
as those processors considering it, the website is loaded with educational and
instructional videos, customer testimonials and literature, and interactive
tools, such as the Freeze Time Calculator. Seafood processors can use the
Freeze Time Calculator to see how much time and space they can save using
liquid nitrogen process freezing or cooling with a Freshline tunnel versus a
mechanical tunnel.

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 seafood industry, stop
by Booth #1074 at the International Boston Seafood Show, call 800-654-4567, or
visit www.airproducts.com/food.

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
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.

EDITOR'S NOTE:
A downloadable photo of Air Products' new Freshline MP tunnel freezer is
available in the company's online News Center.

SOURCE Air Products

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