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Air Products Expands Middletown, Ohio, Manufacturing Plant

Air Products, a world-leading industrial gases company, plans to install a new liquefier at its air separation plant located in Middletown, Ohio. The investment will increase liquid nitrogen production to meet increasing customer product needs. The new liquefier is to be onstream in October 2018.

"This planned increase in LIN production is the direct result of keeping up with existing customer demand and increased product need from one large customer in particular, who is already under a long-term contract," said John Robinson, Vice President, Northern Region, Americas Industrial Gases at Air Products.

"Air Products goal is to be the safest and best performing industrial gas company in the world, with excellent service to our customers. This is a prime example of excellent service to our customers, as we are making this investment to meet defined needs in the region,” he added.

Air Products' facility in Middletown has two large air separation units (ASU), commissioned in 1983 and 2012, which serve large tonnage industrial gas demand in the area. The facility also supports merchant markets with liquid nitrogen and liquid oxygen capacity, and is also a key Midwest source of liquid argon.

According to company officials, this investment will add hundreds of tons per day of liquid nitrogen capacity, allowing Air Products to strengthen and grow its presence in a dynamic geography that has a strong pipeline of opportunities. "We realize the importance of reliable supply and will invest to support our customers' growth," said Robinson.

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