SAMUT PRAKARN, Thailand, August 26, 2010 — Praxair (Thailand) Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), will build a new, energy-efficient carbon dioxide plant in Map Ta Phut. With a capacity of 300 tons of liquid carbon dioxide per day, it is scheduled to come on stream in the fourth quarter of 2011.
The new plant will supply an increasing demand for carbon dioxide blended into compressed natural gas for vehicles, as well as for growth in the shrimp-freezing, beverage, chemicals and other markets.
“We are pleased to support Thailand’s growth and evolving industries with a range of products and applications technologies,“ said Thongchai Takviriyanan, managing director of Praxair Thailand.
About Praxair Thailand
Praxair (Thailand) Co., Ltd, headquartered in Samut Prakarn, is the largest carbon dioxide supplier in the country. It operates six carbon dioxide plants and one air separation plant, and has 450 employees.
Praxair, Inc. 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.
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