The first half of 2010 will see Air Liquide start-up a modern new air separation unit (ASU) in Zakłady Azotowe ‘Puławy’ in Pulawy, Poland.

According to Air Liquide, the investment of around €68m in the ASU ‘ensures the position of undisputed leader on industrial gas market in Poland’.

The new ASU will manufacture liquid oxygen, liquid nitrogen and liquid argon and will become one of the biggest bulk gas sources in Central and Eastern Poland.

A statement from Air Liquide Polska notes that, “The new facility will meet the growing needs of existing customers and enables us to propose an attractive terms of supply to new potential customers.”

Air Liquide’s ASU’s in Dąbrowa Górnicza, Kraków and now Puławy, with highest production capacity in Poland, appear set to guarantee stability and reliability of supply for its customers. In addition, the geographical location of its production units and their proximity to partners allows for competitive commercial offers.

Meanwhile, Air Liquide has revealed that it will also be exhibiting at the 12th International Trade Fair of Analytical, Measurement and Control Technology, EuroLab, in Poland.

EuroLab is the only trade fair event in the country dedicated to the laboratory industry, which is developed and organised by all Polish scientific and research centres cooperating in the area of laboratory equipment.

Seen as the place for promoting the latest solutions & technologies for laboratories, the event is accompanied by high-quality conferences, seminars and lectures given by the industry’s experts and will this year be held in Warszawa from 3rd March 2010.