Praxair Debuts Innovative High Purity Oxygen Generator

Praxair Debuts Innovative High Purity Oxygen Generator

July 17, 2012

DANBURY, Conn., July 17, 2012 — Praxair Distribution, Inc. a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), announces the debut of its new Ultra-High Purity (UHP) StarGen  Oxygen Generator.

The uniquely designed system can generate 99.9999% purity oxygen from ambient air, providing an alternative to cylinders for UHP oxygen that saves customers valuable time recalibrating laboratory equipment. Praxair’s proprietary solid-state oxygen separation and compression technology allows the StarGen system to operate for several years with no adjustments after initial setup. It features an easy-to-operate LCD interface and quietly runs on regular 120 volt power.

“Our laboratory science customers have expressed a high degree of interest in Praxair’s StarGen system,” said Ray Homan, marketing manager for Praxair Distribution, Inc. “They have remarked that a continuous supply of ultra-high purity oxygen with no batch-to-batch variation would be valuable to them in their various laboratory applications.”

Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2011 sales of $11 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 efficiency 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, Inc. is available on the Internet at www.praxair.com.

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