US Praxair starts up new air separation plant in Brazil

12 April 2013 16:04  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Praxair has started up a new 220 tonne/day air separation plant in Brazil’s Mato Grosso state, the US-based industrial gases major said on Friday.

The plant, being developed by Praxair’s Brazilian subsidiary White Martins, will supply oxygen to Celulose e Papel’s pulp mill in Mato Grosso under a long-term contract, Praxair said.

In addition, the plant will supply oxygen, nitrogen and argon to merchant liquid customers in the Brazilian midwest and to markets in Sao Paulo such as petrochemicals, metals and healthcare, the company said.

“This is Praxair’s fifth plant in this region, which further enhances our production and distribution capabilities,” said Domingos Bulus, president of White Martins.

Financial details were not disclosed.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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