Air Products invests in new gas plant in China

Air Products invests in new gas plant in China

6:34 AM, 20th July 2016
Air Products invests in new gas plant in China

LEHIGH VALLEY, US: Air Products and Chemicals Inc said that it will build a new plant and associated infrastructure in the Pukou Economic Development Zone (PKEDZ), Nanjing, eastern China, to supply ultra-high purity gases to its customers in the park.

The PKEDZ is a state-level high-tech park that will be home to advanced manufacturing sectors including integrated circuit (IC), new materials and bio-medicine. Both located in the Jiangbei New Area, the PKEDZ is only 35 kilometers away from the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park (NCIP), where Air Products has already built a leading position serving several hundred customers in the park and across Nanjing through pipelines and various supply modes.

In NCIP, Air Products has established a solid and strategic integrated supply position since starting to invest 10 years ago, with three large air separation units serving multiple park tonnage customers, including Wison and Celanese, via pipelines and also the city's merchant gas markets. With the latest investment in PKEDZ, Air Products further expands its supply capabilities and strengthens its leading position to tap the increasing business opportunities in Nanjing.

“This is a strategic project and important milestone for Air Products. First, it demonstrates our commitment to support our valued customers as they expand internationally. Second, the investment positions us for continued growth, fuelled by China's booming semiconductor industry and its high-tech manufacturing target, under the 13th five year plan,” said Saw Choon Seong, China president, industrial gases, Air Products.

“It also further strengthens our position in Nanjing, which is a rising star of world-class IC manufacturing. As in NCIP, we look forward to bringing our safe, reliable, innovative and sustainable gas solutions to PKEDZ and growing together with the park,” added Seong.

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