DANBURY, Conn., April 11, 2003 — Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) announced today that it has launched a new area on the company's website focused on helium and its wide variety of uses in a number of markets around the world, including aerospace, welding, leak detection, MRI/NMR, and fiber optics. In addition, Praxair's helium recovery and conservation technologies are highlighted and customers can get access to a free recovery cost analysis. Praxair's web-based approach to the helium industry is to provide visitors with up-to-date information and provide an opportunity to evaluate their needs for helium gas and the associated Praxair technologies. The site is located at www.praxair.com/helium.
The new site has been greatly expanded to cover important processes organized by individual markets allowing the visitor to access current applications, services, equipment and helium gas sourcing locations that meet their needs. In addition to a wide spectrum of applications, the new site allows the user to provide information on expected usage and volume to expedite a detailed response from Praxair’s helium experts.
"This new site allows us to help our customers stay current and introduces potential new customers to the full service offerings from the world's leading helium supplier in addition to the complete line of products and services that Praxair offers," adds Joe Cappello, vice president and general manager. "We will add new features regularly so that visitors can obtain the latest information about how Praxair can improve their helium-based operation."
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.