Praxair China Signs Contract with Hong Fu Jin, Electronics

Praxair China Signs Contract with Hong Fu Jin, Electronics

September 27, 2010

SHANGHAI, China, September 27, 2010 — Praxair China has signed a contract to supply nitrogen to Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision Industry Company Ltd. in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China. The nitrogen will be used at the two electronics manufacturing parks of Hon Hai, which are among the largest of their kind worldwide.

Hon Hai is a Fortune Global 500 company and a high-tech leader in contract manufacturing services for computer, communication and consumer electronics industries. It is also the largest exporter in Greater China.

Praxair has a leading presence in Southern China in terms of reliable bulk gas supply and quality service, backed up by its optimized production and distribution network.

“We are very pleased to establish this partnership with a leading electronics company, such as Hon Hai,” commented Joe Cappello, president of Praxair Asia. “This is another step forward in expanding our presence in Southern China. Praxair is committed to providing value-added products and services to our customers.”

About Praxair China
Praxair (China) Investment Co., Ltd is a leading industrial gas provider in China. It is headquartered in Shanghai, has 20 wholly owned companies, nine joint ventures and more than 1,300 employees in the country. More information on Praxair China is available on the Internet at www.praxair.cn.

About Praxair
Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2009 sales of $9 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 www.praxair.com.

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