SHANGHAI, China, July 27, 2011 — Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) has entered into a long-term environmental research collaboration with the State Key Lab of Pollution Control & Resource Reuse Study at Tongji University in Shanghai. Praxair will cooperate with Tongji University on the development of environmental technologies at the United Nations Environmental Program – Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development in Shanghai. Praxair has also established environmental scholarships to support study and research by Chinese students in several key environmental areas including water treatment.
This collaboration agreement was signed by Prof. Wu Jiang, vice president of Tongji University, and Ray Roberge, Praxair’s senior vice president and chief technology officer. Prof. Zhou Qi, dean of the College of Environmental Science and Engineering at Tongji University, and Minda Ho, president of Praxair China, and other leaders from both organizations also were present at the signing ceremony.
“We’re pleased to join hands with Tongji University to support their outstanding program on environmental research,” said Roberge. “Praxair is strongly committed to sustainable development and looks forward to advances in technologies that will benefit the environmental protection and sustainable growth of the Chinese economy.”
“It’s also our great pleasure and honor to cooperate with Praxair on the environmental research. As a leading university in the environmental field, Tongji devotes tremendous efforts to the green economy. Let’s make this agreement a starting point, fully display our strengths and seek out further cooperative opportunities on the environmental protection,” said Prof. Wu Jiang.
About Tongji University
Tongji University is a top tier university in China with its extraordinary strength in the application of scientific findings and new technologies, especially in the field of environment and sustainable development. It focuses on the generation of new knowledge, development of leading-edge approaches, promotion of creative innovations and novel applications of knowledge and to offer innovative and practical solutions.
About Praxair China
Praxair (China) Investment Co., Ltd is a leading industrial gas provider in China headquartered in Shanghai. It has 21 wholly owned companies, 9 joint ventures and over 1,300 employees in the country. More information on Praxair China is available on the Internet at www.praxair.cn.
Praxair is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2010 sales of $10 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.
Susan Szita Gore