Air Products Wins Korea's President's Award for Safety

            Air Products Wins Korea's President's Award for Safety

PR Newswire

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Aug. 1, 2013

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Kyoung Ho Choi, Air Products'
(NYSE:APD) Ulsan, Korea, plant manager, recently received Korea's President's
Award for Safety in recognition of the support the company provided to KOSHA
(Korean Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and the Ministry of
Labor (MoL) in their investigation of hydrogen fluoride (HF) handling
following a series of HF accidents in the country.

During 2012, Korea experienced several industrial accidents involving HF that
resulted in significant damage, numerous injuries and even some fatalities.
Following these incidents, KOSHA and MoL investigated all companies using HF
and, as a result, recognized Air Products' design and protocol as the best
practice and reference for other companies in Korea.

The President's Award recognized Air Products' high level of EH&S standards,
its active participation in the KOSHA and MoL investigations, and its
voluntary efforts to share HF handling best practices.

"At Air Products, safety has always been our number one priority," said Wayne
Mitchell, vice president and general manager, Electronics for Air Products.
"This award not only recognizes K.H. Choi, but the entire Air Products team
and reflects the importance we place on safety while producing the highest
quality gases and chemicals for our customers."

Air Products' Ulsan, Korea, facility uses HF to manufacture nitrogen
trifluoride (NF3), a leading chamber cleaning gas used by semiconductor and
thin-film liquid crystal display manufacturers. Air Products pioneered the use
of NF3 as a chamber cleaning gas and has been safely manufacturing and
distributing the product for more than 30 years.

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

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

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