Praxair China Investment Company has opened its state-of-the-art global technology centre in Shanghai, supporting the company’s development and implementation of innovative applications technologies.
The Praxair China Technology Centre is located in the Jinqiao Development Zone of Pudong New Area.
The centre houses laboratories, including pilot and demonstration facilities, to support a growing team of Praxair engineers and scientists who work with customers in China in the steel, combustion, metal fabrication, metals and materials processing, pharmaceuticals, water treatment and electronics segments.
“The new Praxair China Technology Centre is a state-of-the-art facility for our applications engineers and R&D organisation,” said Dr. Minda Ho, President of Praxair China.
“These laboratories enable us to work closely with our business partners and customers to develop innovative products that meet their unique needs”
“These laboratories enable us to work closely with our business partners and customers to develop innovative products that meet their unique needs. In addition, Chinese regulations for emissions reduction are becoming more stringent and are world-class in several areas. Praxair’s experience will allow us to quickly replicate our applications technologies to contribute to our customers’ needs for cleaner air and water. We look forward to delivering novel gas applications from this centre to our customers across China.”
Dr. Amitabh Gupta, Executive Director of Praxair Asia R&D and Applications, also added, “The inauguration of the Praxair China Technology Centre builds on our rich tradition of innovation.”
“Praxair technical teams are developing applications to help customers increase productivity, achieve energy savings and improve environmental performance through emissions reductions. The development and application of these innovative products and services enables sustainable development, while truly making our planet more productive.”
R&D in focus…
For Praxair Asia, the company observes that China is its largest and fastest growing market in Asia.
Headquartered in Shanghai, Praxair China has 22 wholly owned companies, 10 joint ventures and over 1,400 employees in the country. The company is collaborating with several respected universities across China in a number of important areas of research and development.
Why is R&D important in the gases industry? And where are investments in R&D being made? Learn more about R&D, the gases industry, and the challenges ahead in gasworld’s upcoming November issue of gasworld magazine.