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(Archived) Praxair China Starts Up Air Separation Plant To Supply Coal Gasification in Wuwei

DANBURY, Conn., July 5, 2012 — Praxair China has started up a large air separation plant in Wuwei, Anhui province, 100 kilometers from Nanjing, to supply oxygen, nitrogen, and clean air to the Anhui Wuwei coal based chemicals project of Anhui HuaYi Chemical Co., Ltd.

The single-train air separation unit, with a capacity of 3,000 tons per day, will also generate liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon. The new supply will be integrated with Praxair China’s liquid production and distribution network in the region, improving distribution efficiency and reliability to the customers in the rapidly growing regional merchant market. This is another example of Praxair China’s demonstrated capability to supply oxygen to coal gasification units which provide feedstock to the chemical industry.

“We’re very proud to have the opportunity to further demonstrate our strengths in supporting major projects in the chemical industry and we look forward to a long and successful commercial relationship with Shanghai HuaYi (Group) Company,” said Dr. Minda Ho, president of Praxair China.

Anhui HuaYi Chemical Co., Ltd. is an affiliate of Shanghai HuaYi (Group) Company, one of China’s largest chemical groups supplying fine and specialty chemicals.

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, 10 joint ventures and over 1,400 employees in the country. More information on Praxair China is available on the Internet at

About Praxair

Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2011 sales of $11 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 efficiency 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, Inc. is available on the Internet at

Praxair China: Weiwei Li,  86(21) 2894-7000


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