Air Products Showcases Personal Care Polymers at In-Cosmetics 2009

Intelimer® Polymers Boost Deposition and Retention of Active Ingredients

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. (April 23, 2009) - Personal care formulators can expect enhanced deposition and retention of actives on the skin, as well as excellent sensory benefits, using Air Products' (NYSE:APD) Intelimer® 8600 Emulsion Polymer, Mona Noor, senior chemist with Air Products, told attendees during an Innovation Seminar at In-Cosmetics in Munich, Germany.

Air Products' Intelimer products are side-chain crystalline polymers which have the unique property of a sharp, adjustable melt temperature. Within plus or minus 1º Celsius, these polymers transform themselves from a crystalline state to an amorphous state. This morphological change enables some of these polymers to provide controlled release of ingredients while others, like Intelimer 8600, provide enhanced deposition and retention of ingredients. These polymers also provide several other benefits, including rheology modification, water and rub-off resistance, superior dispersibility of actives and pigments, wide pH range compatibility, and excellent sensory qualities.

Intelimer polymers offer formulators answers to multifunctional needs across hair care, skin care, color cosmetic, sun care, acne, anti-aging, DHA, and antiperspirant and deodorant applications.

In addition to its Intelimer offering, Air Products presently markets Hybridur polymers, unique urethane-acrylic pure hybrid polymers that provide strong water resistance, robust dispersion of ingredients, and high durability. Hybridur polymers are particularly suitable for hair care and color cosmetics. For more information on Air Products' personal care offerings, please visit

Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. Air Products had fiscal 2008 revenues of $10.4 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and 21,000 employees around the globe. For more information, visit

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