Showa Tansan has launched a new office in Shanghai, China.

The Shanghai office is the Japanese carbon dioxide manufacturers\\$quot; second overseas base.

According to the Showa Tansan the company has its own staff based in the new sales office, which started its operations earlier last month.

A company spokesman said: 'We are trying to sort out a system which will enable us to meet the needs of our customers immediately by strengthening support of our sales agencies as well as of our marketing function.'

Showa Tansan\\$quot;s main products for export to China are cryogenic deburring equipment, and natural cooling medium gases such as carbon dioxide and isobutylene.