Air Products to Highlight Surface Science Expertise at ECS 2013

       Air Products to Highlight Surface Science Expertise at ECS 2013

Defoamers, Surfactants and Dispersants all Featured

PR Newswire

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., March 14, 2013

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Air Products (NYSE: APD)
will highlight a number of specialty additives at next week's European
Coatings Show (ECS) in Nuremberg, Germany, including surfactants, dispersants
and a new line of defoamers. 

At ECS, Air Products will feature its recently introduced 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.

Air Products will also feature its Dynol™ 800 and 810 surfactants at ECS. Both
Dynol 800 and 810 were engineered to eliminate defects on difficult-to-coat
substrates. They can offer superior performance versus silicones and
fluorosurfactants with the environmental benefit of zero APEs, VOCs, HAPs or
solvents. Dynol 800 surfactant offers especially improved performance in wood
and plastic coatings, while Dynol 810 surfactant enables exceptional
performance in printing inks and overprint varnishes. Both products can
provide premium surface tension reduction while helping to control foam and
are easy to handle and formulate.

"These new products provide coatings formulators with an easy way to improve
performance while significantly lowering the levels of pollutants such as HAPs
and APE," said Nuria Vallespi, Specialty Additives marketing manager. "Air
Products' many years of surface science expertise enable us to offer the
innovative and environmentally sustainable solutions our customers look for."

Air Products' Zetasperse® 3600 dispersing additive was developed for broad
utility across typical organic and carbon black pigments and has shown robust
performance with globally sourced pigment grades. Designed as a
multifunctional dispersant, it can not only provide exceptional pigment
dispersion and stabilization, but can also be used as a grind aid for aqueous
architectural coatings, colorants and inks. Zetsperse 3600 dispersing additive
is an effective and cost-efficient dispersant designed to simplify
formulations while reducing manufacturers' need for complex formulation
optimization.

Air Products is also debuting its Surfynol® MD-610S defoamer, which is a
highly effective powder defoamer designed to eliminate air entrapment in
cementitious-based products for the construction industry.

To learn more about these and other products, please stop by Air Products'
Stand 4-358 at ECS March 19 to 21 or visit www.airproducts.com/ecs.

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.

SOURCE Air Products

Website: http://www.airproducts.com
Contact: Media Inquiries: Robert Brown, +1-610-481-1192,
brownrf@airproducts.com, or Investor Inquiries: Simon Moore, +1-610-481-7461,
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