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Air Products (APD) to Display Copper Barrier Slurries at ICPT

Air Products & Chemicals Inc.APD will showcase its advanced copper barrier slurries for the electronics industry at the International Conference on Planarization Technology ("ICPT"), to be held from Sep 30-Oct 2 at the Wild Pass Horse Hotel & Casino in Chandler, AZ.

Air Products will also present a paper titled "Attributes of an Advanced Node Copper Barrier Slurry" on Sep 30 as part of the conference's Technical Sessions. This will shed light on a new barrier slurry formulation that considerably boosts overall removal rates. It achieves this by using chemical additives coupled with an optimized abrasive, which leads to higher removal rates and minimal defects compared to current commercial offerings.

According to Jim Schlueter, Air Products' advanced barrier technology manager, owing to this research, density array erosion will be improved by changing the specific barrier slurry removal rate ratios in a controlled manner. He further mentioned that in comparison to existing products, the new barrier slurries provide major improvements in array erosion, offering more flexibility, superior planarity and reduced defects to device manufacturers.

Air Products will also take part in some poster sessions along with the technical sessions at ICPT. Attendees at the conference can speak to the company's representatives for discussing specific challenges with CMP or post CMP cleans.

Air Products makes industrial gases as well as a variety of polymer and performance chemicals. It also supplies processing equipment. The company serves technology, energy, industrial and health care customers globally. It benefits from a diverse customer base, sustained pricing power and cost-reduction measures. Moreover, new business deals and strategic investments are expected to support results in fiscal 2015.

Zacks Rank

Air Products currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

Other favorably ranked stocks in the chemical space include Koppers Holdings Inc. KOP , Arkema S.A. ARKAY and Eastman Chemical Co. EMN . While Koppers sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), both Arkema and Eastman Chemical carry a Zacks Rank #2.

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