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High-Rating Sustainability Report, Plant Expansions, Production Extensions, and New Joint Ventures aimed at Cost Efficiencies- Research Report on Air Products, Praxair, Dow, Eastman and Airgas

NEW YORK, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Wall Street Reports announced new research reports highlighting Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (NYSE: APD), Praxair Inc. (NYSE: PX), The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), Eastman Chemical Co. (NYSE: EMN) and Airgas Inc. (NYSE: ARG). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Air Products & Chemicals Inc. Research Report

On June 24, 2013, Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (Air Products) announced extending its PRISM Hydrogen Generator product line for on-site gas production to supply requirements greater than 4,500 normal cubic meters per hour. According to Air Products, the extension will enhance the Company's offerings to the chemical processing, glass, electronics, steel, and metals processing industries. Dave Guro, Global Product Manager for Hydrogen Generation and Purification at Air Products stated, "We are working with several global applications for larger PRISM hydrogen plants, and by leveraging Air Products' global sales, supply chain, product manufacturing, and operations network, we will be able to meet the needs of customers in all geographies around the world." The Company said that it has contracted more than 30 PRISM Hydrogen Generators, and more than 20 have been installed and are currently operating around the world. The Full Research Report on Air Products & Chemicals Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Praxair Inc. Research Report

On July 2, 2013, Praxair Inc. (Praxair) entered into a definitive agreement to form a joint venture with OJSC KuibyshevAzot to produce and sell industrial gases. Praxair and KuibyshevAzot will construct a new, energy-efficient air separation unit that will produce 1,400 tons per day of oxygen, nitrogen and argon and is scheduled to start-up mid-2016. Todd Skare, President of Praxair Europe commented, "Our modernization and investment program with KuibyshevAzot will bring significant energy efficiency and cost savings to the company, while increasing the supply of liquefied industrial gases to the growing demand from smaller regional customers." The Full Research Report on Praxair Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


The Dow Chemical Company Research Report

On July 2, 2013, The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) issued its 2012 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Report with UN Global Compact Communication on Progress. GRI informed that for the sixth year in a row, the report earned an A+ designation. "We continue to evolve our execution of the GRI framework to deliver maximum disclosure and transparency," said Mark Weick, Dow's Director of Sustainability Programs. "It's an important cornerstone of our sustainability communications, and the practice of tracking, measuring and collecting our performance on all the GRI dimensions strengthens the company's culture of sustainability. You can't underestimate the value of going through this process - for external and internal stakeholders alike." The Full Research Report on The Dow Chemical Company - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Eastman Chemical Co. Research Report

On July 1, 2013, Eastman Chemical Company (Eastman) announced the expansion of its Therminol Heat Transfer Fluid Capacity. The plant expansion, located in Newport, Wales will be a new manufacturing facility and have the ability to produce Therminol 66 and other biphenyl based co-products. "This expansion positions Eastman to meet the needs of heat transfer fluid customers with our flagship Therminol 66 product," said Ravi Prakash, Global Business Director of the Specialty Fluids Business in Eastman's Specialty Fluids and Intermediates segment. "We are committed to helping our customers meet demand by providing a reliable supply of Therminol 66. This investment is consistent with our vision to remain the global leader in high temperature heat transfer fluids." The Company expects the facility to be operational in the second half of 2014 and increase Eastman's capacity for Therminol 66 by more than 50%. The Full Research Report on Eastman Chemical Co. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Airgas Inc. Research Report

On July 1, 2013, Airgas Inc. (Airgas) announced that its Airgas Refrigerants Inc. plant in Smyrna, GA is successfully operating an on-location cylinder recertification facility, following approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. "Airgas is in the cylinder business, as well as the refrigerant business," said Pat Kitchin, Director of Operations for Airgas Refrigerants. "We now have the ability to recertify and refurbish our own refrigerant cylinder fleet instead of strictly relying upon third party vendors to handle this type of low pressure cylinder. We're reducing the time it takes to turn these assets around from six weeks down to one." The Company explained that it has created the recertification operation to further streamline its processes and reduce cost and waste. The Full Research Report on Airgas Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []



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