Praxair to Present Paper at Scanmet

Praxair to Present Paper at Scanmet

June 11, 2012

DANBURY, Conn., June 11, 2012 –– Praxair, Inc., (NYSE: PX) a leading gas supplier to the metals industry, will showcase continuing developments with its leading gas injection technology at the 4th International Conference on Process Development in Iron and Steelmaking, Scanmet IV, to be held in LULEÅ - Sweden, June 10-13, 2012. The paper "Research and Commercial Development of Liquid-Fuel Based Technology for EAF" is scheduled for presentation in the Electric Arc Steelmaking II session on Wednesday, 13 June at 8:55am.

Praxair's gas injection system technology is installed on over 120 electric arc furnaces worldwide to reduce production costs and improve productivity. Praxair’s portfolio of specialized oxy-fuel combustion technologies improves the energy efficiency and competitiveness of steelmakers with a wide range of applications from soft, flameless Dilute Oxygen Combustion to rapid, intense burning with Hot Oxygen technology. In addition to providing technology know-how, Praxair has a dedicated team of specialists to design, build, start up and support our customers globally.

Praxair provides a full range of industrial gas supply capabilities, from onsite plants to packaged gas cylinders. In addition to the supply of gases, Praxair's process experts can help customers with the design, build, start up and support for each technology. Praxair’s industrial gases are used extensively in metal production to reduce cost, maximize productivity and improve energy efficiency.  Praxair also provides wear-resistant coatings for steel applications.

Praxair, Inc. 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 and process 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 is available on the Internet at www.praxair.com.

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