Praxair Surface Technologies Receives Supplier of the Year Honors from Dresser-Rand

Praxair Surface Technologies Receives Supplier of the Year Honors from Dresser-Rand

January 22, 2008

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., January 22, 2008 — Praxair Surface Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), was recently named "Supplier of the Year" at the Dresser-Rand Supply Chain Performance Conference. Praxair provides Dresser-Rand, along with other companies, thermal spray coatings for fluidic catalytic cracking hot gas expanders and reciprocating process compressors.

"We take great pride in being recognized by Dresser-Rand for our ability to understand customer needs and respond with innovative, quality products," said Steve Sam, general manager of Praxair Surface Technologies' industrial coatings business. "The award underscores our commitment to being strong partners with our customers and celebrates the operational excellence for which we strive."

Dresser-Rand noted its satisfaction with Praxair's performance, product quality, and customer service. "We salute Praxair Surface Technologies for its consistency and reliability in product quality, responsiveness to our needs, and on-time delivery performance," said Dan Hinz, director of supply chain, Dresser-Rand. "Praxair goes beyond the customer-supplier relationship by working with us in partnership to make improvements that benefit the entire supply chain."

Among other things, Praxair supplies a variety of surface coatings that provide wear, corrosion, and temperature protection in oil and gas exploration, aviation, power generation, transportation, and printing.

About Dresser-Rand
Dresser-Rand is among the largest suppliers of rotating equipment solutions to companies that operate in the worldwide oil, gas, petrochemical, and process industries. Dresser-Rand operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, France, Germany, Norway, and India, and maintains a network of 27 service and support centers worldwide.

About Praxair Surface Technologies
Praxair produces and markets high-performance coatings that reduce the harmful effects of abrasion, oxidation, corrosion, erosion, wear and extreme temperatures on metal parts for the aviation, oilfield, power generation and printing industries.

About Praxair, Inc.
Praxair, Inc. is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2006 sales of $8.3 billion. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric and process gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair, Inc. 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, metal, and others. More information on Praxair, Inc. is available on the Internet at www.praxair.com or  www.praxairsurfacetechnologies.com.

Contact
Media Contact:
Wendy Chance

Email: wendy_chance@praxair.com

Phone: 1-317-240-2172

Investor Relations Contact:
Kelcey Hoyt

Email: kelcey_hoyt@praxair.com

Phone: 1-203-837-2118