Air Products inaugurates new gas transfill facility in South Korea

Air Products inaugurates new gas transfill facility in South Korea

7:10 AM, 20th August 2016
Air Products inaugurates new gas transfill facility in South Korea

LEHIGH VALLEY, US: Air Products and Chemicals Inc has inaugurated its new state-of-the-art non-electronics speciality gases and helium transfill facility in Ochang, North Chungcheong, South Korea, to meet the growing demand driven by the automotive, electronics, analytical, bio-healthcare, petrochemical, refining and other industries.

Located geographically at the centre of South Korea, Ochang has been developed as an industrial complex for high-tech industries, including fine chemical, pharmaceutical, and electronic material manufacturing. The new plant will enable Air Products to deliver its non-electronics ultra-high purity speciality gases (99.995 percent and above) −including rare gases and mixtures, as well as packaged helium−to these markets more efficiently and reliably.

Speciality gases represent gases which are rare or ultra-high purity, and their unique properties can help industries improve yields, optimise performance and lower costs. Produced by the award-winning BIP purification technology with advanced cylinder and valve designs, Air Products’ market-leading Experis ultra-high purity gas product range have become the analytical standard for all applications requiring consistently low level of impurities. The speciality gases produced by Air Products’ Ochang plant are supplied in 10 litre 150 bar cylinders, 47 litres 150 bar cylinders and cylinder packs, as well as 50 litre 180 bar cylinders, and will be supplied in 50 litres 200 bar high-pressure and large-volume cylinders.

Air Products is also a global leader in helium production with numerous facilities around the world. It has pioneered many of the extraction, production, distribution and storage technologies used in the industry today. Helium is used in many unique and valued applications including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); fibre optics and semiconductor manufacturing; metallurgy; analytical chemistry; pressurising and purging pipes, vessels, and other critical equipment; leak detection; and other advanced applications.

“With this investment, we are now able to gain better access to the growing markets, stay even closer to our customers, and respond faster to their increasing needs with our quality products and reliability. It represents another step in the strategy to further strengthen our local supply capabilities and distribution network across the country to drive sustainable growth,” said Kyo-Yung Kim, president of Air Products Korea.

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