Air Products, Lehigh Valley, Pa., acquired Epco Carbon Dioxide Products Inc., a privately held producer and marketer of liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) headquartered in Monroe, La. The acquisition also includes Louisiana Leasing Ltd. of Illinois, an affiliated company that owns liquid CO2 distribution assets that are solely leased to Epco. With this acquisition, Air Products adds liquid CO2 to its North American offerings through Epco’s 12 CO2 purification and liquefaction plants, which are located predominantly in the central portion of the United States.