Air Products and Chemicals
) announced that it will feature two technologies for metals
processors at PowderMet 2013 in Chicago, Ill., from June 24-27.
The company will introduce a new process for accelerated cooling
for sinter-hardening of low-alloy steels, which will lower
material costs and boost hourly production.
Air Products' specialists will also introduce a new cold
plasma technology that can eliminate intergranular oxidation
during carburizing and hardening atmospheres. Further, Air
Products' marketing manager for metals processing will also
showcase and field test results from its "Evaluation of
Accelerated Forced-convection Cooling Methods for
Sinter-hardening of Low-alloy Steels".
Air Products will also present its range of technical
services, innovative equipment and technology solutions such as
its Atmosphere Humidification System for extended belt life and
plasma-activated nitriding of stainless steels, and the complete
range of industrial gases.
Last month, Air Products highlighted its industrial gas-based
technologies and process improvement solutions at PBE 2013 in
Columbus, Ohio. The company's technologies are expected to help
powder and bulk solids processors operate more efficiently and
economically. Air Products also presented its complete range of
industrial gases with a variety of delivery options, specially
designed to match each customer's needs.
Air Products is the leading global supplier of hydrogen to
refineries. The company is involved in over 150 hydrogen fueling
projects in the U.S. and 20 countries globally.
Air Products currently holds a short-term Zacks Rank #4
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