Air Products to Highlight Surface Science Expertise at ECS 2013

Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:00am EDT

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Defoamers, Surfactants and Dispersants all Featured
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

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

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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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