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Air Products Helps Transform Europe’s Whole Body Cryotherapy Market as Fysiomed Becomes First PolarFit® Care Reference Center

Haarlem, May 9, 2017
Air Products has signed an agreement making Dutch health and performance specialist Fysiomed the first PolarFit® Care Reference Center in Europe. The “Reference Center” status means that Fysiomed is able to support sports and healthcare professionals from across Europe with PolarFit® Care, the world’s first and only personalized whole body cryotherapy solution.

PolarFit® Care is a new and innovative approach to whole body cryotherapy jointly developed by Air Products, a leader in cryogenic technology applications, and ProCcare, a team of the world’s leading experts in cold therapy. Using unique software designed to capture the vital statistics of athletes and patients, PolarFit® Care generates fully customized, precision treatment programs that can speed up recovery, support rehabilitation, improve fitness and performance, and enhance sleep quality, among other things.

As the first ever PolarFit® Care Reference Center, Fysiomed will play a central role in empowering health and fitness professionals from across Europe to make use of PolarFit® Care and transform the market place for Whole Body Cryotherapy.

“This is a really exciting development for the sports, health and fitness market worldwide,” explains Ann Callens, Cryo Segment Manager8Europe at Air Products. “Customized whole body cryotherapy can deliver unique physiological and psychological benefits, from accelerated regeneration after exercise to improved performance and sleep, enhanced pain threshold and muscle strength, reduced muscle spasticity and inflammatory activity, and shorter recovery time after sports trauma.”

Callens further explained that studies show the way individuals respond to whole body cryotherapy can vary significantly, therefore, it is critical that treatment is tailored to the individual and their own unique requirements, which to date has not been the case.

“As Europe’s first PolarFit® Care Reference Center, Fysiomed will facilitate this process. PolarFit® Care educates sports and medical professionals and equips them with skills and knowledge allowing them to take full advantage of the benefits of whole body cryotherapy as part of a safe and science-led approach,” Callens added.

“We are happy to be the first PolarFit® Care Reference Center in Europe,” said Leo Echteld, sports medical director at Fysiomed. “It gives us the opportunity to offer safe and personalized whole body cryotherapy treatments to our patients using state-of-the-art technology. We are proud to help contribute to the development of the whole body cryotherapy market.”

PolarFit® Care taps into knowledge and learning data collected by users globally. Extensive data mining is used to fine tune programs and treatment regimens, ensuring that the treatment and approach continue to evolve. The safety and well-being of users remains paramount. Consequently, all PolarFit® Care equipment uses indirect whole body cryotherapy, the safest kind of cryotherapy on the market, which ensures the nitrogen used to cool the unit never comes into contact with the user’s body.

The first PolarFit® Care Expert Training Day took place last month at Fysiomed in Amsterdam and was attended by performance managers and physiotherapists from leading elite sports clubs across Europe.

For more information, contact community@polarfitcare.com or visit www.polarfitcare.com


About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading Industrial Gases company in operation for over 75 years. The Company’s core industrial gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the world’s leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment.

The Company had fiscal 2016 sales of $7.5 billion from continuing operations in 50 countries and has a current market capitalization of approximately $30 billion. Approximately 16,000 employees are making Air Products the world’s safest and best performing industrial gases company, providing sustainable offerings and excellent service to all customers.
For more information, visit www.airproducts.com

About ProCcare
ProCcare is a team of the world’s leading sports scientists and rehab specialists that offer professional customized care in the world of sports and rehabilitation. The organization provides tailor made cooling and heating protocols via a software application hosting a unique algorithm and world-wide accredited educational programs which are of interest to sports organizations, rehab facilities and medical institutions.
For more information, visit www.proccare.com

About Fysiomed
Fysiomed is a sports medical center located in Amsterdam. They enhance actions for people to perform better. They help them recover from injuries via an interdisciplinary approach. And help them to reach their highest level of fitness.
For more information, visit www.fysiomed.org

NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s reasonable expectations and assumptions as of the date of this release regarding important risk factors. Actual performance and financial results may differ materially from projections and estimates expressed in the forward-looking statements because of many factors not anticipated by management, including risk factors described in the Company’s Form 10K for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2016.

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