Praxair Starts Up Supply to One of Brazil's Largest Housewares Manufacturers

Praxair Starts Up Supply to One of Brazil's Largest Housewares Manufacturers

April 10, 2015

DANBURY, Conn., April 10, 2015 — Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) announced that it has started up multiple plants serving the oxygen needs of Nadir Figueiredo S/A, one of Brazil‘s leading housewares manufacturers. Praxair’s oxygen is a major driver of Nadir Figueiredo S/A’s production process and is being used to help the company manufacture its popular housewares, as well as specialized food and drink packaging.

Praxair’s plants, which are located in Sao Paulo state, produce a combined capacity in excess of 100 tons per day of gaseous oxygen. The use of Praxair’s oxygen in glass furnaces results in enhanced combustion, improved efficiency in the manufacturing process, as well as reduced nitrogen oxide emissions enabling customers to increase productivity and improve their environmental performance.

“Nadir Figueiredo S/A has been a valued Praxair customer for nearly 20 years and we are proud to extend our relationship with this leading Brazilian industrial company,” said Domingos Bulus, president of Praxair South America. “Our world-class Praxair plants provide Nadir Figueiredo S/A an efficient and reliable supply of oxygen that will help increase their productivity and improve the environmental performance of their manufacturing process.”

“We are very pleased to extend our relationship with White Martins, Praxair’s Brazilian subsidiary. White Martins’ continued support of our efforts as we develop high-quality glassware and other products and services for our customers has made them a valued commercial supplier,” said Oscar Gundim Jr., Nadir Figueiredo S/A supply chain director.

Praxair previously supplied Nadir Figueiredo S/A with liquid oxygen for their manufacturing needs. Some of this liquid product will now be used to serve merchant and packaged gas customers across southeastern Brazil where Praxair supplies a variety of segments including food and beverage, chemical and petrochemical, healthcare, metal fabrication and automotive.

About Praxair

Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 250 company with 2014 sales of $12.3 billion, is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. 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, primary metals and many others. More information about Praxair, Inc. is available at www.praxair.com.

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