SHANGHAI, China, November 29, 2009 — Praxair China has signed a contract with Hainan China Aviation Special Glass Materials Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China Aviation Sanxin Co., Ltd. (CAS), to supply oxygen and high purity nitrogen for a 100% oxy-fuel float glass furnace, the first of its kind in China.
Praxair China will construct an air separation plant for China Aviation Special Glass at its glass production site in Hainan province, South China. It will be the second Praxair facility in Hainan province. A nitrogen plant was built at Haikou in 2005.
CAS is a leading manufacturer of specialty glass products such as Low-E energy-saving glass, solar energy glass and curtain walls in China. By introducing the world-class oxy-fuel furnace as well as online Low-E technology from PPG Industries in the U.S. to produce Low-E float glass, CAS will be operating the most advanced high-end float glass site in China.
“We’re proud of this contract with CAS, our new customer in the glass industry,” said David Chow, president of Praxair China. “With the encouraging prospects of energy-saving glass in the construction sector of China, Praxair will have further opportunities to apply its energy-saving and environmentally-beneficial technologies here.”
Note: Low-E means low emissivity.
About Praxair China
Praxair (China) Investment Co., Ltd is a leading industrial gas provider in China. It is headquartered in Shanghai, has 18 wholly owned companies, 10 joint ventures and over 1200 employees in the country. More information on Praxair China is available on the Internet at www.praxair.cn.
Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) 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, 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.