Linde to improve hydrogen chloride supply network

14 January 2008 21:01  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--German gas supplier the Linde Group plans to improve a subsidiary's supply network of anhydrous hydrogen chloride (HCl) in North America, the company said on Monday.

The Linde Group did not disclose the financial terms of the project.

As part of the plan, Linde will upgrade two plants in Phoenix, Arizona, and Lovington, New Mexico, a town about 420 miles (676 km) west of Dallas, Texas, the company said.

Linde will increase the capacity of the Phoenix plant by 35%, allowing it to fill, store and ship more than 3,000 more cylinders to customers, the company said. The Phoenix project should be completed by the end of January.

In addition, Linde has entered into a supply agreement to buy high-purity anhydrous HCl from a new manufacturer in Baytown, Texas, a city near Houston.

The Linde Group did not name the manufacturer.

The unnamed plant should come online in May, Linde said.

Linde plans to repackage the HCl and deliver it to customers in the US, Canada and the Caribbean.

By: Al Greenwood
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