Custom CVD Equipment Process Solutions for the Solar Market

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — (NASDAQ: CVV) CVD Equipment Corporation and Airgas, Inc., are stepping up their positions in the renewable energy process equipment marketplace. Together, CVD Equipment Corporation’s customized equipment process solutions and Airgas’ specialty gas products offer complete custom solutions for today’s novel process requirements. This teaming of two established companies creates a new dimension to provide solutions for the renewable energy industry. Be sure to visit us at booth 9250 at this year’s Intersolar North America Exhibition and Conference July 12-14 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco.

About CVD Equipment Corp

CVD Equipment Corp (NASDAQ: CVV) designs, develops and manufactures customized equipment and process solutions for research and production applications including MOCVD (B:ZnO) and APCVD (F:SnO2) TCO glass coating systems for solar & Low-E applications, Sulfurization/Selenization, POCl3 and Rapid Thermal Processing, Silicon precursor Q/C and other industrial coatings. We operate under the following divisions: CVD/First Nano, Stainless Design Concepts (SDC) and Conceptronic and primarily focus on accelerating the commercialization of tomorrow’s technologies by helping innovators transition from R&D to production system solutions.

About Airgas

Airgas (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 a leading distributor of process chemicals, refrigerants, ammonia, and other products used in the solar/photovoltaic market. Airgas specialists focus on specific market segments in order to fully understand customer challenges and provide custom-tailored solutions for a broad array of industries including the solar, photovoltaic and semiconductor markets. More than 14,000 employees work in approximately 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.