DANBURY, Conn., February 24, 2003 — Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) announced today that it has launched a new area on the company’s website focused on the North American food and beverage markets. Praxair’s web-based approach to the food and beverage industry is to provide visitors with up-to-date information to enhance productivity and improve product yield. The site is located at www.praxair.com/food.
The new site has been greatly expanded to cover important processes organized by individual market allowing the visitor to access current applications, services, equipment and process gases that meet their needs. Moving beyond the expertise in freezing and chilling, the updated content includes advancing technologies in beverage production, juice processing and produce disinfection. Information on the Praxair Food Technologies Laboratory, the only one of its kind within the industrial gas business, is also part of the new site.
"This new site allows us to help our customers stay current and introduces potential new customers to the complete line of products and services that Praxair offers," adds Scott Sanderude, vice president of marketing and business development. "We will add new features regularly so that visitors can obtain the latest information about how Praxair can improve food processing operations."
Praxair is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2002 sales of $5.1 billion. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric and process gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services and technologies bring productivity and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, metals and others. More information on Praxair is available on the Internet at www.praxair.com.