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News ReleaseAir Products Expands its PRISM® Solutions Range for On-Site Nitrogen Production

27/06/2018 Brussels

  • Nitrogen generators now also for applications from 10 Nm3/h
  • Sustainable solution through optimized energy efficiency
  • In accordance with EC regulations for food, the European Pharmacopoeia and for industrial applications

Air Products' new PRISM® mini nitrogen generators now enable on-site nitrogen generation for users with a gas requirement below 200 Nm3/h and a purity between 95% and 99.999%. Compact and modular, the generators require only a small space and are easy to install and operate. “Its flexible configuration means a particular advantage for customers, because the system stops and starts automatically according to the gas demand. In combination with state-of-the-art technology, this reduces the consumption of air and electricity. This not only reduces the costs for energy-intensive applications, but also supports the sustainability targets of many companies through the associated reduction in CO2 emissions. In addition, the nitrogen generator can often be integrated into the existing compressed air network”, explains Lieve Van Bellinghen, Business Manager Generated Gases Northern Continent.

Air Products Expands its PRISM® Solutions Range for On-Site Nitrogen Production The basic technology of the generators is the process of Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA), which is mainly used in large plants up to now. Depending on the plant design, the PSA process supplies nitrogen in degrees of purity of 95% to 99.999% - using considerably less supply air than other typical processes require.

“With the PRISM® Mini Nitrogen Generators we complete our offer range of small demand and at the same time we offer a cost-effective alternative to a gas supply using cylinders or small tanks “, Van Bellinghen adds.

Air Products Expands its PRISM® Solutions Range for On-Site Nitrogen Production The nitrogen produced by the PRISM® plant is not only suitable for typical applications such as metal and plastics processing or for processes in the chemical industry, it also complies with EC regulations 178/2002 and 852/2004 for food and the European Pharmacopoeia and can therefore also be used in the food and pharmaceutical industries.

The PRISM® mini nitrogen generators were developed based on Air Products' sustainability strategy. The concept of corporate responsibility is an essential component of the business model at all levels of the organization. Air Products wants to contribute to society through its activities within different communities (customers, suppliers, sales partners and employees). To this end, sustainability is in the center of the business, supported by three fundamental pillars: Grow, Conserve and Care.

Grow means that Air Products helps customers enhance their sustainability performance by improving their productivity, producing better quality products, reducing energy use and lowering emissions. All in accordance with its Code of Conduct by adhering to the highest standards of integrity and commitment to ethics in all its business interactions. The Conserve pillar refers to Air Products' high environmental performance targets in terms of reducing environmental footprint, energy, and water consumption. Care is aligned with a culture of safety, simplicity, speed and self-confidence with Care. Likewise, Air Products is committed to developing employees, supporting the communities in which it operates, collaborating with suppliers who share the same commitment.

For more information on Air Products' sustainability strategy, please visit this link (Dutch) or this link (French). The brochure "Spotlight on sustainability", which can be download from the same Air Products website link, also provides information on sustainability activities in Belgium.

About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading Industrial Gases company in operation for over 75 years. The Company’s core industrial gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the world’s leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment.

The Company had fiscal 2017 sales of $8.2 billion from continuing operations in 50 countries and has a current market capitalization of about $35 billion. Approximately 15,000 passionate, talented and committed employees from a diversity of backgrounds are driven by Air Products’ higher purpose to create innovative solutions that benefit the environment, enhance sustainability and address the challenges facing customers, communities and the world. 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, 2017.

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