SHANGHAI, China, November 14, 2011 — Praxair China has signed a long-term contract to supply oxygen and oxy-fuel technology for the solar photovoltaic glass production line of China National Building Materials (Hefei) New Energy Co., Ltd., a new enterprise of Bengbu Design & Research Institute of Glass Industry, a subsidiary of China National Building Materials Group Corporation (CNBM).
Under the contract, Praxair China will construct two vacuum-pressure-swing-adsorption plants and one air separation unit at CNBM’s glass production site located in Hefei, Anhui Province, in Eastern China.
CNBM (Hefei) New Energy Co., Ltd. is a leading producer of cover glass and high-transmittance rolled flat glass for solar cells. Praxair China will provide product supply as well as world-class oxy-firing technology and related equipment to fully meet the production needs of the customer.
“Signing of this supply contract marks a significant milestone of our cooperation with Praxair,” said Mr. Peng Shou, president of CNBM Bengbu Design & Research Institute of Glass Industry. “Five years ago, CNBM and Praxair China started our strategic partnership by exploring research and development and sharing market intelligence. We expect to see more achievements in the journey ahead.”
“Praxair is pleased to provide CNBM with a complete solution of highly reliable gas supply coupled with advanced application technology. We appreciate the leadership of CNBM Bengbu Design & Research Institute of Glass Industry in facilitating this collaborative effort. I am confident that the long-term partnership will deliver benefits for both parties,” said Minda Ho, president of Praxair China. “Solar photovoltaic glass is a booming industrial sector for new energy and Praxair looks forward to giving more support to this growing industry.”
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 1,400 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 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 are making our planet more productive by bringing 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.