Praxair China Supplies Gases to Tangshan Railway Vehicle for High-Speed Railway Industry

Praxair China Supplies Gases to Tangshan Railway Vehicle for High-Speed Railway Industry

February 02, 2010

SHANGHAI, China, February 2, 2010 — Praxair China has signed a contract with Tangshan Railway Vehicle Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China Northern Locomotive & Rolling Stock Industry Group (CNR), to supply welding gases used in the production of its newest high-speed train, with a top speed of 350 kilometers per hour.

Praxair China will supply the customer with a laser welding gas mixture which is used during the manufacture of the vehicle body of the state-of-the-art express train. During the project evaluation, Praxair China was able to meet the very strict technical and safety standards that are required for the welding gas mixture.

"We are proud of winning this welding gas contract with Tangshan Railway Vehicle and look forward to contributing to the rapidly growing high-speed railway industry of China,” said David Chow, president of Praxair China.

Prior to this contract, Praxair China had supplied welding gases to Tangshan Railway Vehicle for its 300-kilometers-per-hour high-speed train production.

CNR is a leading provider in the field of locomotive and rolling stock in Asia, Australia and Africa.

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 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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