SHANGHAI, China, December 6, 2010 — Praxair China has signed a long-term contract with Beijing Jin Jing Solar Materials Co., Ltd to supply on-site industrial gases for its key growth project, the low-emissivity (Low-E) oxy-fuel float glass production lines.
Beijing Jin Jing is a subsidiary of Jin Jing Group, the leader in the Chinese and Asian glass sectors with successful efforts in the development and production of high-tech glass products.
Praxair China will build one air separation unit, two vacuum-pressure-swing-adsorption plants and one steam-methane-reforming-plant to meet the oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen demands of Beijing Jin Jing's project. These gases will help the project achieve greater energy savings in natural gas as well as a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. The Praxair units are expected to start up in the first quarter of 2012.
“We’re proud to be selected by Jin Jing Group as the industrial gas supplier and very glad to support the growth of its glass business,” said Joe Cappello, president of Praxair Asia. “Praxair is committed to bringing reliability, safety and quality products, along with value-added and energy-efficient solutions to our customers in China.”
About Praxair China
Praxair (China) Investment Co., Ltd is a leading industrial gas provider in China. It is headquartered in Shanghai, has 20 wholly owned companies, 9 joint ventures and more than 1,300 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 2009 sales of $9 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.