Air Products achieved a milestone in May when it installed its 10,000th Microbulk Solutions for small-volume industrial gas customers. The installation was at a customer manufacturing facility in Georgia. Microbulk Solutions is a novel gas supply and services option that provides a technically advanced and cost-effective alternative to traditional cylinder gas packaging in the marketplace.

Microbulk Solutions has had an impact on several markets, including metals processing, and for applications with small-volume gas requirements. The service appeals to small-volume customers by virtually eliminating cylinder handling and reducing the number of product deliveries. Microbulk Solutions was first introduced in the United States in 2005 and was offered in Europe prior to 1990.