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Air Products to Highlight Industrial Gas Supply Capabilities and Related Technologies for the Steel Industry at AISTech 2015.

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) will highlight its range of industrial gases and cost-efficient technologies for the steel industry at AISTech 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio, from May 4-6. From the hot end to the rolling mill, Air Products provides the gases, equipment, technologies, and technical services that can help steelmakers reduce fuel consumption, decrease their carbon footprint, increase productivity, optimize gas efficiency, and lower their overall costs.

Steelmakers are invited to stop by Air Products booth 2636 to speak with a knowledgeable representative about the challenges they face in their day-to-day operations. Drawing from decades of experience serving the steel industry, Air Products has the technical know-how to help recommend process improvements and identify solutions to problems. The company provides a variety of technical services and gas-based technologies, such as oxy-fuel technology, that can help steelmakers improve the performance and efficiency of their operations.

Air Products also offers a full line of gases-including oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and hydrogen-which the company provides in a variety of delivery options to match each customer's requirements. For small volume users, the company's CryoEase[sup.] microbulk solution offers an alternative to cylinder supply that eliminates the hassle of cylinder handling. For larger volume customers, Air Products provides traditional bulk liquid and gas supply, as well as PRISM[sup.] and tonnage on-site gas generation systems. The company also offers a fast and flexible option for short-term or emergency gas supply through its Air Products Express Services.

For more than 70 years, Air Products has been providing the steel industry with economical and reliable industrial gas supply. Yesterday the company announced an agreement to supply industrial gases to Big River Steel's green-field steel mill in Mississippi County, Ark. Under the agreement, Air Products will operate an air separation unit that will supply oxygen, nitrogen, and argon by pipeline to Big River Steel's new hot rolled steel facility. In addition, Air Products will supply a PRISM[sup.] hydrogen generator, which will also pipeline product to the facility. All units are targeted to be onstream by July 2016.

For more information about Air Products' complete portfolio of gases, equipment, and technology solutions for the steel industry, stop by booth 2636 at AISTech, call call 800-654-4567 (outside of the U.S. 610-706-4730), or visit www.airproducts.com/ironsteel.

About Air Products Air Products (NYSE: APD) is a leading industrial gases company. For nearly 75 years, the company has provided atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and related equipment to manufacturing markets including metals, food and beverage, refining and petrochemical, and natural gas liquefaction. Air Products' materials technologies segment serves the semiconductor, polyurethanes, cleaning and coatings, and adhesives industries. Over 20,000 employees in 50 countries are working to make Air Products the world's safest and best performing industrial gases company, providing sustainable offerings and excellent service to all customers. In fiscal 2014, Air Products had sales of $10.4 billion and was ranked number 276 on the Fortune 500 annual list of public companies. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.

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