Air Products Reinforces Leading Position in Taiwan's Tainan Science-Based
Industrial Park with Additional Nitrogen Capacity and Pipeline Expansion
Expansion to Serve Growing Local Electronics Market
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 27, 2012
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD)
today announced that its subsidiary in Taiwan, Air Products San Fu Co. Ltd.,
will again increase production of ultra high-purity (UHP) nitrogen and expand
its nitrogen pipeline serving the electronics industry in Tainan Science-Based
Industrial Park (TSIP) and Tree Valley Science and Industry Park (TVSIP),
which is located adjacent to TSIP in Tainan, Taiwan.
Air Products San Fu will build an additional two air separation units and
expand its existing nitrogen pipeline in TSIP to serve the area. In September,
Air Products announced another expansion at TSIP to supply United
Microelectronics Corporations' (UMC) Phase Five to Phase Eight expansion of
their new 300mm wafer fab. In addition to UHP nitrogen, Air Products San Fu
will also supply oxygen, argon, helium and hydrogen to UMC.
"We have been satisfying gas demand in Tainan Science-Based Industrial Park
for over 15 years," said Wayne Mitchell, vice president and general manager,
Electronics, for Air Products. "This new capacity expansion is our strategic
investment to support the growth of our customers with reliable and
Air Products San Fu has established a leading supply position in TSIP, and its
nitrogen pipeline in the park has been serving semiconductor and TFT-LCD
manufacturers in the area since 2002. Currently, the pipeline is fed by three
of the world's largest UHP nitrogen facilities that also produce product for
the local merchant liquid bulk market. The expansion will provide Air Products
with additional nitrogen to supply growing merchant needs in the area.
Air Products' Electronics business got its start with a nitrogen pipeline
serving the Silicon Valley. Today the company's pipelines snake through the
leading science parks in mainland China, Taiwan and Korea, supplying next
generation fabs with the high volumes of nitrogen necessary for semiconductor
and TFT-LCD production.
About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) provides atmospheric, process and specialty gases;
performance materials; equipment; and technology. For over 70 years, the
company has enabled customers to become more productive, energy efficient and
sustainable. More than 20,000 employees in over 50 countries supply innovative
solutions to the energy, environment and emerging markets. These include
semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, coal gasification, natural gas
liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. In fiscal 2012, Air
Products had sales approaching $10 billion. For more information, visit
About Air Products San Fu Co. Ltd.
Air Products San Fu Co. Ltd. is a leading industrial gases supplier in Taiwan.
It provides atmospheric gases, electronic specialty gases, chemical products
and equipment to industries. For more information, visit
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important risk factors. Actual performance and financial results may differ
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statements because of many factors not anticipated by management, including
risk factors described in the Company's Form 10K for its fiscal year ended
September 30, 2012.
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