Air Products to Highlight Oxygen Injection Technologies at the 2013 IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Conference Company Shows How Oxygen Enhancement Can Improve Economics of Cement and Lime Manufacturing

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) will highlight the company's proprietary oxygen injection technologies for cement and lime manufacturing at the 2013 IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Conference in Orlando, Fla., from April 14-16. The company's technologies can help cement and lime manufacturers improve combustion and lower costs, while increasing alternative fuel usage and reducing emissions.

Air Products has helped customers with all types of kilns improve their operations by implementing oxygen-enhanced combustion in cement and lime manufacturing. Oxygen enrichment is a flexible, efficient, cost-effective technology that can help improve the profitability of cement and lime production. With minimal capital investment, cement and lime manufacturers can increase alternative fuel usage, reduce fossil fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, improve burning zone control and kiln stability, and attain more consistent product quality and production rates.

Conference attendees can stop by Booth 316/318 to speak with an Air Products combustion engineer about the benefits of the company's oxygen injection technologies, which can be installed in various pyroprocessing zones by on-site specialists who provide technical assistance during start-up, as well as ongoing technical support after installation. The booth will also feature a digital presentation that provides details on how oxygen-enhanced production works, when it makes sense to implement it, how to get started, and the benefits of using oxygen.

Attendees can also learn about Air Products' state-of-the-art Clean Energy Laboratory, which enables remote monitoring of real-time combustion tests from locations around the world. Located in Allentown, Pa., the Clean Energy Laboratory facilitates development and full-scale testing of actual combustion and gasification systems using a full spectrum of gaseous, liquid, and solid fuels from customers.

For over 50 years, Air Products has been developing innovative oxygen-based combustion technologies to help customers improve productivity, reduce energy consumption, reduce emissions, and increase the use of alternative fuels. For more information about Air Products' offerings to the cement and lime industry, call 800-654-4567 (outside of the U.S. 610-706-4730) and mention code 981; email gigmrktg@airproducts.com; or visit www.airproducts.com/cement.

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.

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