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Air Products Introduces Tomakleen™ G-12 Additive for I&I Cleaning

New Additive Ideal for Hard Surface Cleaning Formulations

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) today introduced the new Tomakleen™ G-12 additive to its product portfolio for Industrial and Institutional cleaning.  Tomakleen G-12 additive delivers improved cleaning performance and can reduce or eliminate the need for oxygenated solvents historically used in I&I cleaning products.

Tomakleen G-12 additive is a detergency booster that is used with a surfactant to improve cleaning performance. The unique structure of Tomakleen G-12 additive provides fast monomer migration and better surface exchange to deliver a cleaning "boost" to products such as hard surface cleaners, heavy duty degreasers, and vehicle care products. The solvency of Tomakleen G-12 additive, along with its cleaning performance, can effectively reduce or eliminate the need for oxygenated solvents.

"Increasing environmental regulations and the need to improve worker safety can present a real challenge to formulators. Tomakleen G-12 additive was designed to meet that challenge by delivering improved and faster cleaning while enabling reduced VOC formulations," said Frank Womack, global business manager, Functional Additives, for Air Products.

To learn more about Tomakleen G-12 additive, please visit www.airproducts.com/boost.

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. Recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by both Thomson Reuters and Forbes magazine, more than 21,000 employees in over 50 countries supply effective 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 2013, Air Products had sales of $10.2 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, 2013.

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