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Industrial gas giant Air Products (APD - Analyst Report) will highlight its industrial gas-based technologies and process improvement solutions at PBE 2013 in Columbus, Ohio, from May 22-23. The company's technologies are expected to help powder and bulk solids processors operate more efficiently and economically.

Air Products' technical specialists can work together with powder and bulk solids processors in order to find methods to handle a variety of materials in many processes ranging from grinding to dust collection more efficiently.

Air Products offers improved cryogenic solutions for a wide range of applications starting from size reduction and process cooling to common gases applications support for inerting/blanketing, gas assist molding, and many more uses that can improve productivity and lower operating costs.

Air Products will provide assistance to PBE attendees at its booth to help them learn more about the company's industrial gas-based technologies for the powder and bulk solids market, including the PolarFit ultra-fine-grinding mill. The combined usage of cooling power of liquid nitrogen and size reduction mechanisms can allow the mill to deliver finer and uniform particles which are better than other mills currently on the market.

Air Products can examine the product of a powder or bulk solids manufacturer at the production-scale trial lab in Allentown, Pa., to help the manufacturers determine the feasibility of using cryogenics in their process and help in the evaluation of the benefits against the costs .

Air Products will also present its complete range of industrial gases with a variety of delivery options, specially designed to match each customer's needs. Air Products provides traditional bulk liquid and gas supply along with PRISM on-site gas generation systems for larger volume users. For small volume customers the company provides CryoEase microbulk solution a substitute to cylinder supply that eliminates the hassle of cylinder handling.

Air Products currently holds a short-term Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell).

Other companies in the chemical industry having favorable Zacks Rank are Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (SHECY), Celanese Corporation (CE - Analyst Report) and Methanex Corporation (MEOH - Analyst Report). All of them hold a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).

 

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