Praxair Starts Up New Plant at Samsung Complex in Tangjeong, Korea

Praxair Starts Up New Plant at Samsung Complex in Tangjeong, Korea

December 15, 2009

SEOUL, Korea, December 15, 2009 — Praxair Korea, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Praxair Inc. (NYSE: PX), has started up a new air separation unit to supply 1,975 tons per day of nitrogen gas to support Samsung Electronics' advanced thin-film-transistor, liquid-crystal-display (TFT-LCD) factory in Tangjeong, South Korea. It is Praxair’s second air separation plant at the facility.

Samsung’s Tangjeong complex is the world’s first and largest eighth generation TFT-LCD plant and is designed to expand to meet demand for future generations of LCDs.

“Praxair Korea has worked successfully with Samsung for more than 17 years, increasing supplies of gases for the company’s main manufacturing complexes in Giheung, Hwasung and Tangjeong,” said S.B. Seo, president of Praxair Korea.

About Praxair Korea
Praxair Korea has 33 years of experience in the industrial gas industry and is the largest bulk gas supplier for Samsung Electronics in Korea. It supplies semiconductor manufacturers with a range of process gases, bulk specialty gases, chemicals, deposition materials and site services.

About Praxair, Inc.
Praxair, Inc. 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 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.

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