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Air Products Membrane Solutions Announces Over $70 Million Investment to Expand Missouri Manufacturing

Air Products (NYSE ), the global leader in gas separation and purification membranes, has announced a significant investment of over $70 million to expand its manufacturing and logistics center in Maryland Heights, near St. Louis, Missouri.

This investment, the largest ever for Air Products Membrane Solutions, is driven by increasing demand for biogas and hydrogen recovery applications, as well as the use of nitrogen in the aerospace industry and cleaner fuels in the marine industry.

“We are thrilled to announce this major expansion of our St. Louis manufacturing and logistics center. This investment underscores our commitment to leading the energy transition by developing innovative products for a safer, cleaner, and more productive world,” said Dr. Erin Sorensen, General Manager of Air Products Membrane Solutions. “This expansion also demonstrates our dedication to the local community and our talented workforce in the region. We are proud to enhance our global manufacturing capabilities right here in the United States.”

The new manufacturing facility is expected to be operational by the end of 2025 and will add 30 new positions to the current workforce of approximately 170 employees at the St. Louis facility. This follows a previous $10 million investment in 2023 to boost production capacity at the current site.

“We are pleased to see a leading and innovative company like Air Products expanding its presence in the St. Louis region,” said Missouri Governor Mike Parson. “The growth of employers like Air Products highlights the value of our state’s favorable business climate, strong infrastructure, and skilled workforce. We look forward to Air Products’ continued success as it invests and creates jobs in the area.”

Michelle Hataway, Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development, added, “Air Products’ expansion is a testament to the significant business growth that is helping Missourians thrive in St. Louis. We appreciate the company’s commitment to the community as it creates new opportunities and drives economic growth in the region.”

Air Products Membrane Solutions specializes in the development of hollow fiber membrane separators and systems for onsite gas generation. The company designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive portfolio of PRISM® Membrane Separators, Marine Systems, and Engineered-to-Order Systems, providing protection and efficiency across various industries.

Key offerings from Air Products Membrane Solutions include:

  • PRISM® Membrane Separators: Utilizing thousands of polymeric hollow fibers to separate gases into individual elements like methane, nitrogen, or hydrogen. These are used in aerospace, offshore drilling, food and beverage, transportation, and defense industries.
  • Marine Systems: The world’s largest supplier of marine-based membrane systems for dual-fuel systems, chemical tankers, oil platforms, and LNG carriers. Over 2,000 ships worldwide use Air Products’ membrane technology.
  • Engineered-to-Order Systems: Custom large industrial membrane systems for nitrogen generation and process gas applications, serving the oil and gas industry, ammonia plants, chemical manufacturing, and renewable diesel production.
  • Global Service and Support: Offering maintenance, optimization, health checks, replacement parts, remote monitoring, and other services to maintain peak membrane performance.

For more information on Air Products Membrane Solutions, visit membranesolutions.com.

ir Products (NYSE ) is a world-leading industrial gases company with over 80 years of experience, focusing on serving energy, environmental, and emerging markets. The company operates on two growth pillars driven by sustainability: providing essential industrial gases and related equipment to various industries and developing clean hydrogen projects for the energy transition.

In fiscal 2023, Air Products reported sales of $12.6 billion, operating in approximately 50 countries, with a market capitalization of over $50 billion. The company employs around 23,000 people committed to creating innovative solutions that benefit the environment, enhance sustainability, and address global challenges.

For more information, visit airproducts.com or follow Air Products on LinkedIn, X, Facebook, or Instagram.

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