DANBURY, Conn., September 17, 2007 — Praxair China has announced plans to build a new state-of-the-art specialty gases facility in the Nanjing Science Park, in Nanjing, China.
"This facility will allow Praxair to dramatically increase its presence in the rapidly growing Chinese specialty gas markets," said David Chow, president of Praxair China. "With the addition of high-purity gases, calibration gases and ultra-high-purity gases for the electronics segment, this facility will also be capable of producing complex mixtures for research laboratories and emission testing centers being developed throughout China."
The facility, scheduled to start up in August 2008, will consist of a specialty gases laboratory, calibration equipment and gas analyzers, and high purity cylinder filling operations. Markets served will include the petrochemical, automobile, lighting, and pollution control industries as well as numerous laboratories and research centers. It will also enhance Praxair's capability to develop new applications technologies specifically for Chinese customers. In a second phase, the facility will process electronics-grade gases and mixtures to serve the semiconductor industry.
About Praxair China
Praxair China is a leading industrial gases provider in China. It is headquartered in Shanghai and has 13 wholly owned companies and 11 joint ventures in China. More information on Praxair China is available on the Internet at www.praxair.com.cn.
Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2006 sales of $8.3 billion. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty 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.