DANBURY, Conn., December 3, 2009 — Praxair Electronics, a division of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), announced today that Bridgelux, Inc., a U.S. lighting company and leading supplier of energy-saving light-emitting diode (LED)-based light sources, has selected Praxair Electronics to supply its Sunnyvale, California, manufacturing facility with high-purity ammonia utilizing Praxair’s SureFlow™ bulk supply system.
Praxair’s SureFlow system, with patented heat-control technology, can deliver sustained ammonia flow rates over 600 standard liters per minute, peaking at over 900 standard liters per minute. Since the supply system requires fewer cylinder change-outs, it helps reduce labor costs and improves safety and reliability.
“Bridgelux is focused on the continuous advancement of our manufacturing processes and LED materials technologies to reduce cost and enable the mass adoption of LED-based solid-state lighting,” said Dr. Steven Lester, Ph.D., director of research and development at Bridgelux. “Market demand for our LED light sources is driving expansion of our manufacturing capacity. Praxair’s ability to supply our high-volume requirements using their bulk ammonia delivery system convinced us to choose Praxair as the most viable solution.”
“We’re pleased to have been selected to meet Bridgelux’s increased high-purity ammonia requirements,” said Mark Murphy, president, Praxair Electronics. “Praxair’s SureFlow bulk delivery system is designed to best address the technical challenges associated with bulk ammonia supply, and to deliver product safely and reliably at lower cost.”
About Praxair Electronics
Praxair Electronics offers a complete portfolio of bulk and onsite gases, process gases, gas handling and distribution systems and services, and sputtering targets to the photovoltaic, display, and semiconductor markets. More information on Praxair Electronics is available on the Internet at www.praxair.com/electronics.
About Praxair, Inc.
Praxair, Inc. is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2008 sales of $10.8 billion. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric and process gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair's products, services and technology bring productivity and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, electronics, energy, food and beverage, healthcare, manufacturing, metals and others. More information on Praxair is available at www.praxair.com.