Air Products has been awarded the oxygen (O2) supply for Korean chemical company LG Chem’s (LGC) new production facility.

The Tier One company will supply gaseous O2 through an on-site PRISM® vacuum swing adsorption (VSA) oxygen generator to the new facility in central South Korea. The O2 will be used for the production of materials used in secondary batteries.

“LGC has been a strategic customer for Air Products and we are honoured to have their continued confidence in our capabilities to support their growth plans,” explains President of Air Products Korea, Kyo-Yung Kim, “Air Products is committed to growing together with the Korea market and our customers here. We will continue to look for opportunities to bring reliable and efficient solutions to the increasing gas demands of the burgeoning secondary battery market.”

Air Products said on-site gas generation helps sustainability-minded customers lower carbon footprint, boost energy efficiency, increase throughput, enhance end product quality, and improve environmental performance.

The company added, “By maximizing efficiency and significantly reducing energy requirements, Air Products’ PRISM product line provides reliable, economical and eco-friendly on-site supply solutions. Its modular, packaged plant design enables quick installation, easy integration, and flexible operating patterns to meet changing production needs.”