Air Products has announced its pipeline in Malaysia, for global leading printing company HP, has come on-stream.

Situated in Batu Kawan Industrial Park, Penang, this infrastructural investment represents the company’s further commitment to the social and economic development of Northern Malaysia and the rest of the country. The Park’s first gases pipeline extend from Air Products’ existing network in Prai.

Alex Tan, Southeast Asia President, Industrial Gases, Air Products, said the company is honoured to be supporting HP’s business growth plan in Malaysia.

He continued, “Air Products has been serving Malaysia for more than 40 years with a strong position established in Northern Malaysia. Providing a more reliable and cost-effective gases supply, this new pipeline will strengthen our support to HP’s innovation and help fuel the growth of other manufacturers in the Park.”

The comprehensively planned Batu Kawan Industrial Park is rapidly developing into one of Penang’s major industrial hubs in recent years. Strategically located, it offers excellent accessibility and high standard infrastructure facilities. HP’s facility in the Park serves as the company’s global consumer ink business headquarters and manufactures ink supplies by utilising its innovative and environmentally-friendly technologies.

Sunil Chandiramani, VP, Consumer Ink Business, Inkjet Supplies Operations/IPS at HP, said, “Air Products’ new supply system in the Batu Kawan Industrial Park improves the reliability, quality and cost-effectiveness of HP’s operations while helping us reduce our carbon footprint. As part of the Park’s common infrastructure that benefits all manufacturers here, it marks the beginning of sustainable industrial growth in Batu Kawan.”

Air Products has been serving Malaysia since 1974 and is recognised for its excellence in safety, reliability and operations. With eight state-of-the-art production facilities and depots strategically located throughout the country, the company produces high-purity and high-quality industrial gases to diverse markets including steel, electronics, chemicals processing, metals processing, food, glass and more.

Today, Air Products has established a leading position in Northern Malaysia. In Penang, its two air separation units in the Prai Industrial Park, together with an extensive supply network that expands into the Bukit Minyak Industrial Park and the Batu Kawan Industrial Park, provide a highly reliable gases supply to its customers. In Central and Eastern Malaysia, Air Products’ hydrogen plants in Banting, West Port and Kuantan position the company as one of Malaysia’s largest hydrogen suppliers.