18 October 2012 22:48 [Source: ICIS news]
MEDELLIN, Colombia (ICIS)--US-based industrial gases firm Praxair has opened a new air separation unit (ASU) to expand the company’s supply of gases to a local zinc producer in Lima, Peru, the company said on Thursday.
The ASU will supply additional capacity to meet the demand of one of the fastest growing economies in ?xml:namespace>
The new facility has a production capacity of approximately 300 tonnes/day of oxygen, nitrogen and argon, the company said.
The plant will serve the food and beverage, metal fabrication, healthcare and chemical segments, Praxair said.
"Praxair is providing a cost and energy-efficient plant to support customer expectations,” said Praxair’s South American president Domingos Bulus.
“This plant further strengthens Praxair’s strong presence in the Peruvian coast,” he added.
The company has been operating in
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