DANBURY, Conn., August 22, 2005 — Praxair, Inc.'s (NYSE: PX) patent-pending oxygen-enhanced low-NOx (oxides of nitrogen) combustion system has reduced NOx emissions by 40%-45% on Glatfelter's pulverized coal industrial boilers in Spring Grove, Penn. The system, slated for operation throughout the 2005 ozone season, exceeded performance guarantees within the initial weeks of startup. Construction began in April 2005 and operation commenced in June 2005.
Praxair’s advanced combustion system enhances the boiler's combustion efficiency and dramatically reduces the formation and emissions of NOx, which contribute to smog and acid rain. Praxair’s proven oxygen-enhanced combustion technology was co-funded by the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory and Praxair, Inc.
Headquartered in York, Penn., Glatfelter is a global manufacturer of specialty papers and engineered products. U.S. operations include facilities in Spring Grove, Penn., and Neenah, Wis. International operations include facilities in Germany, France and the Philippines.
Praxair is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2004 sales of $6.6 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 at www.praxair.com or by calling 1-800-PRAXAIR.