Praxair to Feature Enhanced OptiGas® 500 System at Glassbuild Expo

Praxair to Feature Enhanced OptiGas® 500 System at Glassbuild Expo

September 07, 2012

DANBURY, Conn., September 7, 2012 – Praxair Distribution, Inc., a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), will be introducing and demonstrating its enhanced OptiGas® 500 system for efficient filling of insulated glass in booth 1455 at the GlassBuild America Expo in Las Vegas, Nev. September 12 - 14, 2012.

The OptiGas system, developed jointly between Praxair and Integrated Automation Systems, is an innovative gas fill technology that can reduce the cost of filling insulated glass with krypton by as much as 80%. The unique fill process of the OptiGas system can fill multiple air spaces simultaneously with argon, krypton or mixtures of both, with virtually no losses. This enables window manufacturers to achieve higher energy efficient R and U values for a much lower gas cost.

Operators scan a bar code and the OptiGas system determines fill parameters, eliminating the need for manual input.  The computer-controlled system precisely measures and fills the correct amount of gas into each insulated glass unit.  The system also contains a ThermalCERT® module which is fully integrated, and provides continuous process control verification of gas content, enabling manufacturers to verify thermal performance.

About Praxair

Praxair Distribution, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Praxair, Inc, 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’s 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 and

About Integrated Automation Systems

A leading supplier of factory automation systems for the fenestration industry, Integrated Automation Systems, LLC, develops innovative manufacturing systems and accessories primarily for glass fabrication companies. More information can be found at

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