Air Products has embarked on a major expansion of its China Technology Centre in Shanghai to support the fast-growing businesses in Asia.

The expanded centre will further complement Air Products' regional technology centres in Japan, Korea and Taiwan and will be built on space adjoining the current facility. The expansion of the China Technology Centre will enable Air Products to enhance its capabilities and material solution offerings, and bring support closer to its key customers in Asia.

The development of the area will now provide space for new application and product development, technical services, process R&D and in-region analytical to support all businesses including gases, performance materials and electronics.

$quot;This latest step in strengthening our technology capabilities will support our fast-growing businesses in China and across the Asia region$quot;, said Wilbur Mok, Air Products' Asia President. $quot;Our new investment in China will bring us closer to our customers throughout the region, and increase the speed by which we create innovative solutions and value-added offerings that address the specific requirements of local markets.$quot;