Air Products Brings On New Hydrogen Selenide Plant at Hometown, Pa. Facility

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) has brought onstream an expansion of its high-purity hydrogen selenide (H2Se) production capabilities at its electronic specialty materials manufacturing facility in Hometown, Pa. The new capacity was added to serve the growing Copper Indium Gallium Selenium (CIGS) thin-film solar cell manufacturing market. 

Air Products can deliver H2Se to semiconductor and photovoltaic customers at more than 99.99 percent purity levels.

"Air Products has a long history of supplying hydrogen selenide and will continue to deliver the cutting edge materials our customers need to manufacture state-of-the-art products," said Joe Stockunas, global business director, Electronic Materials for Air Products.

Industry observers believe CIGS technology holds a lot of promise going forward based on the significant advances in efficiency improvement and high-volume manufacturing that producers have already made.

To learn more about H2Se and view a short video on Air Products' H2Se capabilities, please visit

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. More than 18,000 employees in over 40 countries supply innovative 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 2011, Air Products had sales of $10.1 billion. For more information, visit

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, 2011.

SOURCE Air Products

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