Air Liquide is continuing to invest in Taiwan to increase its gas production capacity to meet the needs of its industrial and electronics customers.

Air Liquide Far Eastern will install a new liquefier in the central region of Taiwan, with a daily capacity of around 300 tons of liquid nitrogen. This will strongly increase the liquid gas production capability of its Taichung air separation unit.

Jean-Pierre Duprieu, senior vice president of Air Liquide, Asia-Pacific, said: “Our successful growth in Taiwan is driven by the continuous development from our existing industrial customer base and mainly by the TFT-flat panel industry.

“This new unit enables us to meet the needs of many customers, for example in water treatment, glass and colour-filters and to support the growth of existing and future customers in Taiwan.”

Start-up is scheduled for 1 November 2006.

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