Praxair Starts Up Carbon Dioxide Purification Facility in Hopewell, Virginia

  Praxair Starts Up Carbon Dioxide Purification Facility in Hopewell, Virginia

Business Wire

DANBURY, Conn. -- December 10, 2013

Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) announced the start-up of its new carbon dioxide
(CO[2]) [ ]purification facility at the Honeywell Resins & Chemicals site in
Hopewell, VA. Under a long-term agreement, Praxair will purchase CO[2 ]from
Honeywell Resins & Chemicals, one of the world’s largest producers of nylon
resin and caprolactam, a critical feedstock used for nylon production. The
agreement expands Praxair’s business relationship with Honeywell.

Praxair’s new facility purifies and liquefies up to 450 tons per day of CO[2],
a byproduct of the production process at Honeywell's caprolactam facility. The
CO[2 ]supply will help Praxair serve customers in a variety of industries,
including food and beverage, where it is used to freeze, chill, preserve and
package food and carbonate beverages. It is also used in the healthcare, oil
recovery, metal fabrication, chemicals and wastewater segments.

"This world-class CO[2] facility is further expanding Praxair’s capacity in
the region and creating growth opportunities across the Mid-Atlantic States,
including beverage carbonation," said Kevin Foti, vice president of Carbon
Dioxide for the U.S. industrial gases business and president of NuCO[2].

“Praxair’s shared focus on improving operational performance makes this
initiative a perfect fit for our operations,” said Qamar Bhatia, vice
president and general manager of Honeywell Resins and Chemicals. “This new
plant and our long-term agreement is a win for both companies.”

About Praxair

Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 250 company with 2012 sales of $11 billion, is the
largest industrial gases company in North and South America and one of the
largest worldwide. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric,
process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair
products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by
bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of
industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics,
energy, healthcare, manufacturing, metals and many others. More information
about Praxair, Inc. is available at


Praxair, Inc.
Kristen McCarthy, 203-837-2371
Investor Relations:
Kelcey Hoyt, 203-837-2118
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