Praxair, Inc. supplies industrial gases in North and South America. The company also supplies wear-resistant and high-temperature corrosion-resistant metallic and ceramic coatings and powders. The company’s primary products in its industrial gases business are atmospheric gases (oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and rare gases) and process gases (carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen, electronic gases, specialty gases, and acetylene). The company also designs, engineers, and builds equipment that produces industrial gases primarily for internal use. The company’s surface technologies segment, operated through Praxair Surface Technologies, Inc., supplies wear-resistant and high-temperature corrosion-resistant metallic and ceramic coatings and powders. Industrial Gases Products The company produces oxygen, nitrogen and argon through various air separation processes of which cryogenic air separation is the most prevalent. It develops a range of proprietary and patented applications and supply systems technology. The company also led the development and commercialization of non-cryogenic air separation technologies for the production of industrial gases. Surface Technologies Praxair Surface Technologies is a supplier of coatings services and thermal spray consumables to customers in the aircraft, energy, printing, primary metals, petrochemical, textile, and other industries. Its coatings are used to provide wear resistance, corrosion protection, thermal insulation, and other surface-enhancing functions. It also manufactures a complete line of electric arc, plasma and wire spray, and high-velocity oxy-fuel (HVOF) equipment. Inventories – The company carries inventories of merchant and cylinder gases, hardgoods and coatings materials to supply products to its customers on a reasonable delivery schedule. International The company conducts industrial gases business through consolidated companies in Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Uruguay and Venezuela. Societa Italiana Acetilene & Derivati S.p.A. (S.I.A.D.), an Italian company accounted for as an equity company, also has established positions in Austria, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine. Refrigeration and Oxygen Company Limited (ROC), the Middle Eastern company accounted for as an equity company, has operations in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Qatar. The Surface Technologies segment has operations in Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and the United Kingdom. Markets The company serves various industries, including healthcare, petroleum refining, computer-chip manufacturing, beverage carbonation, fiber-optics, steel making, aerospace, chemicals and water treatment. Sales and Marketing The company manufactures and distributes its products through networks of production plants, pipeline complexes, distribution centers and delivery vehicles. Trademarks The ‘Praxair’ trademark is important to the company’s business as a whole. Competition Major competitors in the industrial gases industry both in the United States and worldwide include Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.; Airgas Inc.; L’Air Liquide S.A.; and Linde AG. Principal competitors for the surface technologies business are Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corporation, a subsidiary of Sequa Corporation; Bodycote, PLC; and OC Oerlikon Corp AG. History Praxair, Inc. was founded in 1907.
praxair inc (PX:New York)
39 Old Ridgebury Road
Danbury, CT 06810
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