Praxair China to Supply Oxygen to Oji Paper in Jiangsu

Praxair China to Supply Oxygen to Oji Paper in Jiangsu

November 16, 2011

SHANGHAI, China, November 16, 2011 — Praxair China has signed a contract to supply oxygen for pulp bleaching in the processing of paper products to Jiangsu Oji Paper Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Oji Paper Co., the leading paper manufacturer in Japan and one of the largest paper products manufacturers worldwide.

Under the contract, Praxair China will build an on-site vacuum-pressure-swing-adsorption system to supply oxygen to the Jiangsu Oji Paper Project located in Nantong, Jiangsu province. This on-site gas facility is expected to start up at the end of 2012. The Jiangsu Oji Paper Project is the largest industrial project that Japan has invested in China so far, and also the largest overseas investment project of Oji Paper Group.

“Praxair China is pleased to establish the partnership with Oji Paper,” said Minda Ho, president of Praxair China. “We will continue to demonstrate our world-class gas supply service to support this prominent project in the global paper industry.”

About Praxair China
Praxair (China) Investment Co., Ltd is a leading industrial gas provider in China headquartered in Shanghai. It has 21 wholly owned companies, 9 joint ventures and over 1,400 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 2010 sales of $10 billion. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing 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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