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Airgas to Exhibit at the International Production and Processing Expo 2016

Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), one of the nation’s leading suppliers of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, today announced that its Food and Beverage group will attend and exhibit at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) 2016 (Booth #B5759). As the largest annual trade show for the poultry, meat, and feed industries, IPPE will include more than 1,250 exhibitors and host 30,000 attendees from January 26-28 at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.

“IPPE is an excellent venue for Airgas to showcase the products, services, and expertise we provide that help customers in the food processing and production industry succeed,” said Bill Baker, Airgas Vice President – Food, Beverage and Retail Markets.

Airgas will showcase its comprehensive offering of customized chilling systems aimed at optimizing cost and safety for customers, including the Airgas ChillRightCombo Chiller. The ChillRight Combo Chiller uses liquid CO2 to produce dry ice “snow” that chills a product in standard combo bins. The Combo Chiller reduces dehydration, maintains product quality, and creates less waste, while also eliminating the need for dry ice pellet storage and inaccurate manual feeding.

“Customers using the ChillRight have reported a more even distribution of CO2 in their freezing processes, resulting in optimized efficiency in their operations,” said Baker. “We look forward to sharing this technology with IPPE attendees.”

Airgas experts will be on-hand to demonstrate and discuss additional products and solutions for food processing, production, and preservation, as well as the Company’s comprehensive offering of gases, including nitrogen, carbon dioxide, ammonia, and refrigerants, and its full range of personal protective equipment, including air monitors and fall protection.

Additional information on Airgas’ full offering is available at the Airgas exhibit (Booth #B5759) during IPPE. Registered IPPE attendees who visit the Airgas exhibit at any point during the week will be entered to win a Carhartt® jacket.

About Airgas, Inc.

Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), through its subsidiaries, is one of the nation’s leading suppliers of industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hardgoods, such as welding equipment and related products. Airgas is a leading U.S. producer of atmospheric gases with 16 air separation plants, a leading producer of carbon dioxide, dry ice, and nitrous oxide, one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products, and a leading U.S. supplier of refrigerants, ammonia products, and process chemicals. Approximately 17,000 associates work in more than 1,100 locations, including branches, retail stores, gas fill plants, specialty gas labs, production facilities and distribution centers. Airgas also markets its products and services through e-Business, catalog and telesales channels. Its national scale and strong local presence offer a competitive edge to its diversified customer base. For more information, please visit www.airgas.com.

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Contacts:

Airgas, Inc.
Investor Contact:
Joseph Marczely, 610-263-8277
joseph.marczely@airgas.com
or
Media Contact:
Sarah Boxler, 610-263-8260
sarah.boxler@airgas.com

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