SHANGHAI, China, April 9, 2012 — Praxair China has won a new contract with Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd. to supply silane, ammonia, argon, nitrogen and oxygen to Trina Solar’s new production facility in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province. Praxair China has been supplying Trina Solar’s other production facilities in the west and southeast sites of Trina Solar Industrial Park in Changzhou.
Praxair China will deliver silane in tube trailers, contributing reliability, safety and flexibility in product supply.
“We value Praxair's contribution to our manufacturing excellence in terms of safety, supply reliability and quick response,” said Patrick Lu, Trina Solar’s vice president, Supply Chain Management. “When the global economic outlook is challenging, Praxair’s effective support of our project has great significance for our position in the solar market.”
“Praxair China is pleased to further strengthen our partnership with Trina Solar,” said Minda Ho, president of Praxair China. “In addition to helping this leading solar company drive the cost competitiveness required to grow the industry, we also share Trina Solar’s goals of energy efficiency and delivering environmental benefits.”
Praxair’s electronics business currently serves more than 50 solar production facilities worldwide with a combined capacity of over 6 gigawatts. Praxair's gas products, delivery systems and technologies are provided globally throughout the solar supply chain, enabling the production of crystalline and thin-film solar cells. Gas offerings include bulk, on-site and specialty gases such as nitrogen, hydrogen, silane, ammonia, high-purity argon, phosphorous and boron dopants, together with associated distribution equipment. Praxair also offers a full line of planar and tubular sputtering targets for the deposition of metal and transparent conducting oxide (TCO) thin-film layers which are critical to the performance of photovoltaic devices. Praxair is a leader in the development of AZO, copper, nickel vanadium and aluminum next-generation tubular targets, which enable more cost-effective fabrication of thin-film photovoltaic cells.
About Trina Solar Limited
Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd., Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) is a leading manufacturer of high-quality modules and has a long history as a solar photovoltaic (PV) pioneer since it was founded in 1997 as a system installation company. Trina Solar is one of the few PV manufacturers that have developed a vertically integrated business model from the production of monocrystalline and multicrystalline ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of high-quality modules. Trina Solar's products provide reliable and environmentally friendly electric power for a growing variety of end-user applications worldwide. For further information, please visit Trina Solar's website at www.trinasolar.com.
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 www.praxair.cn
About Praxair, Inc.
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 www.praxair.com.