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Plasma Torches handle light- to heavy-duty cutting.

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February 29, 2008 - Radnor® MC60 MasterCut(TM) plasma cutting torch operates at 20-60 A and features ergonomic torch handles for operator comfort. Operating at 30-120 A, MC100 is available as hand torch or straight-line machine torch. All work with ATC Receptacle Adapters and ATC Lead Extensions that comply with ATC Torch Adapter Kits for various power supplies. Range of consumables and accessories work with draft tip/cutting, standoff cutting, and gouging modes of operation.

Airgas

259 No. Radnor-Chester Rd., Radnor, PA, 19087, USA

Original Press Release

Airgas Introduces Radnor Brand MasterCut Plasma Torches at FABTECH '07

Press release date: November 7, 2007

RADNOR, PA - November 12, 2007 -- Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG) today introduced a line of Radnor® brand MasterCut(TM) plasma cutting torches, which can be used universally with all modes and power supplies.

The MasterCut(TM) torches and related accessories, featuring Thermal Dynamics® patented technology, are on display at the Airgas booth (#6123) at the 2007 FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show, North America's largest annual metal forming and fabricating event, being held November 11-14, 2007 at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.

"We introduced this new Radnor® product family to provide America's fabricators with a simplified and improved plasma cutting solution," said David Levin, Airgas vice president of hardgoods. "By using a series of Advanced Torch Connector (ATC) adapters for each specific power supply, the MasterCut(TM) torches and consumables will dramatically reduce the number of replacement torches and consumables that fabricators need to stock for their operations."

The Radnor® brand MasterCut(TM) line consists of the MC60 handheld torch for light and medium cutting as well as the MC100 available in manual and mechanized versions for medium and heavy-duty cutting. The torches and related Radnor® brand MasterCut(TM) consumables are available at more than 800 Airgas retail stores nationwide.

The MC60 operates at 20 to 60 amps and feature ergonomic torch handles for operator comfort and control. The MC100 operates at 30 to 120 amps and is available as a hand torch or a straight-line machine torch. All three options work with ATC Receptacle Adapters and ATC Lead Extensions that work with ATC Torch Adapter Kits for a wide variety of power supplies.

The consumables and accessories for the MasterCut(TM) product line include a range of electrodes, start cartridges, torch tips, shield cups and bodies, drag shield cups, deflectors and gouging shield cups designed to work with draft tip/cutting, standoff cutting and gouging modes of operation.

The MasterCut(TM) plasma cutting torch and accessories joins more than 3,500 products in the Radnor® family of rugged, reliable and priced right hardgoods and safety products. To request a Radnor® products catalogue, which includes the complete line of Radnor brand products, please call toll-free (866) 924-7427 to locate your local Airgas retail location.

About Airgas, Inc.

Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), through its subsidiaries, is the largest U.S. distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, and hardgoods, such as welding equipment and supplies. Airgas is also one of the largest U.S. distributors of safety products, the largest U.S. producer of nitrous oxide and dry ice, the largest liquid carbon dioxide producer in the Southeast, and a leading distributor of process chemicals, refrigerants, and ammonia products. More than 14,000 employees work in over 1,100 locations, including branches, retail stores, gas fill plants, specialty gas labs, production facilities and distribution centers. Airgas also distributes its products and services through eBusiness, 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.

For more information on Airgas, please visit www.airgas.com

Airgas, Inc. 259 N. Radnor-Chester Road Suite 100 Radnor, PA 19087 tel: (610) 687-5253 fax: (610) 687-1052

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