Air Products Supplies Integrated Oxy-fuel Solution to Guangzhou Chung Shun Century Fiberglass

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LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-AsiaNet/ —

Innovative combustion technology offering multiple benefits from reduced emissions to improved productivity, energy and cost efficiency and quality

Air Products (NYSE: APD), a leader in oxy-fuel combustion technology and integrated solution supplier to the global glass industry, today announced it has signed a contract to supply its integrated oxy-fuel solution to Guangzhou Chung Shun Century Fiberglass (CS) in Nansha, China to reduce emissions and improve productivity in glass filament production.

Under the contract, Air Products supplies Cleanfire(R) oxy-fuel burners, oxygen and flow control skid; and will also install the company’s Prism(R) vacuum swing absorption (VSA) unit at CS’s site for on-site oxygen generation. The VSA, when coming on-stream at the end of this year, will supply reliable and economical oxygen used to power the oxy-fuel burners for melting glass.

With over 50 years of experience in oxy-fuel technology, Air Products offers an integrated oxy-fuel solution, from gases supply to oxy-fuel burners and technology, customized control system, technical and design expertise, commissioning service, safety and site training, maintenance contracts and project management. Air Products has installed more than 1,500 Cleanfire burners around the world. For more information, visit http://www.airproducts.com/industries/GlassMinerals.aspx .

An innovative combustion technology, oxy-fuel technology brings various benefits, such as over 80% reduction of nitrogen oxide emissions, about 25% increase in productivity, reduction of capitals, 25-60% energy savings and improvement in efficiency and glass quality.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to leverage our technology and global experience to support CS’s conversion to oxy-fuel combustion,” said Richard Huang, Asia industry manager for Glass and Primary Metals and Minerals, Air Products. “China is a high-growth market for the glass industry and manufacturers need innovative solutions to address increasingly stringent environmental regulations while improving productivity. Air Products is a leader in oxy-fuel technology with proven track records and we understand the China market. Our glass experts will continue to help more glass makers in China realize the benefits of this innovative technology and achieve success.”

Established in 2001, CS is wholly owned by Kingboard Chemical Holdings, a Hong Kong listed corporation with business ranging from laminates to printed circuit boards and chemicals to property developments in China. CS manufactures alkali-free fiberglass for Kingboard’s printed circuit board production.

Air Products has been operating in Taiwan through its San Fu subsidiary since 1987 and supplies atmospheric and specialty electronics gases, chemicals and related equipment to many industries. The company has approximately 800 employees at 18 locations capable of serving all parts of Taiwan.

Air Products San Fu was named one of “The Top 300 Companies” in Taiwan by The Commonwealth magazine, and is the first gas company in Taiwan awarded ISO9002 and ISO14000 certifications, a measure of the company’s commitment to high standards of quality and environmental responsibility.

Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. In fiscal 2010, Air Products had revenues of US$9 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and 18,300 employees around the globe. 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, 2010.

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SOURCE Air Products