Air Products, Linde JV expands US production

20 May 2008 16:57  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Air Products’ and Linde’s 50/50 joint venture in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania has expanded its industrial gases capacity by nearly 600 tons/day, the companies said on Tuesday.

East Coast Oxygen’s plant is one of the largest liquefied nitrogen, oxygen and argon gases production sites in the US, the companies said in a statement.

Gases produced at the Bethlehem plant are trucked to merchant customers throughout the northeast US for use in applications such as food chilling and freezing, chemical production and metals manufacturing.

“This expansion gives us a cost effective means of improving our ability to supply a growing customer base and to strengthen our East coast supply network, which runs from Maine to Georgia,” said Pat Murphy, president, Linde North America.

The Bethlehem JV plant began operating in 2000.

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