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(Archived) Praxair to Feature New Welding Gases, Laser Diagnostics and Other Innovations at FABTECH 2013 in Chicago

DANBURY, Conn., November 7, 2013 – Praxair Distribution, Inc. a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), will feature live demonstrations of its latest metal fabrication productivity products and gases at FABTECH in Chicago, November 18-21, 2013. FABTECH is North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing show and is expected to draw more than 35,000 attendees and 1,500 exhibitors. Praxair will be exhibiting in both of the large exhibition halls at McCormick Place (booth 1432 North and booth 2325 South).


“Our Praxair Innovation Center will showcase the latest advancements in technology and productivity,” said Chris Guild, marketing vice president, Praxair Distribution, Inc. “Our Starsolver® productivity program experts will be on hand to discuss how users can increase their productivity and achieve savings of up to 40 percent.” The Praxair Innovation Center, located at booth 1432 North, will feature live and video demonstrations of welding and cutting gases and equipment, which have consistently drawn large crowds to the Praxair booth at the annual expo.


Praxair will feature Stargon® SS and Stargon® VS shielding gas blends that address specific application challenges and can help users increase productivity and savings. The center will also feature new, proprietary tandem torch technology with an innovative, adjustable tip spacing design for high-speed automatic welding.


Praxair will also run a new product symposium featuring the L’il Runner Automatic Fillet Welder from Steelmax®, the Robovent® vent mapping system for improved air quality management and the Praxair Laser Inspection service, which uses 3D beam scan technology and state-of-the art analysis to improve the quality and efficiency of laser cutting tools.


Additionally, FABTECH visitors can become familiar with the industry-leading products Praxair carries, as well as an array of Stargon gases and gas mixtures and the ProStarTM professional line of CNC automated cutting tables for light manufacturing, job shops, and serious hobbyists. 

About Praxair
Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 250 company with 2012 sales of $11 billion, is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. 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 many others. More information about Praxair, Inc. is available at


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