Air Products Introduces Airase™ Defoamers


WEBWIRE – Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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

Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Air Products (NYSE:APD) today introduced its new Airase™ Structured Siloxane Defoamer Line (SSDLTM 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.

For more information, please visit www.airproducts.com/airase.

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, 2011.



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