Praxair China to Supply Argon To Puzhen Rolling Stock Works For Growing Railway

Praxair China to Supply Argon To Puzhen Rolling Stock Works For Growing Railway

June 22, 2009

SHANGHAI, China, June 21, 2009 — Praxair China has signed a contract with Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock Works, a subsidiary of China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corporation Ltd., for the supply of liquid argon.

Nanjing Puzhen is a leading manufacturer of railway trains and cars as well as urban metro trains in China. It is also the research & development center for high-speed multiple-unit trains and double-decker air-conditioned trains.

The liquid argon that Praxair China supplies to Puzhen will be used for welding processes during vehicle production.

“Winning this contract with Puzhen, the premier state-owned company for rail transit vehicle manufacturing in China, is very encouraging,” said David Chow, president of Praxair China.  “It demonstrates our capability to serve the fast-growing high-speed railway industry in China, a key sector in its development of the national transportation infrastructure.”  

About Praxair China
Praxair (China) Investment Co., Ltd is a leading industrial gas provider in China. It is headquartered in Shanghai, has 18 wholly owned companies, 10 joint ventures and over 1200 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 2008 sales of $10.8 billion. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair 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, metals and others. More information on Praxair is available on the Internet at

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