Praxair has signed a long-term contract to supply industrial
gases to Nanjing Jinling Huntsman New Materials Co., a joint
venture between Sinopec Jinling and Huntsman, the companies
announced on Thursday.
Jinling Huntsman will use the gases to help build a propylene
oxide (PO) and methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) plant
located in Nanjing, East China.
PO is a high-quality intermediate compound used to make
polyurethane materials, and MTBE is a clean
"Nanjing Jinling Huntsman New Materials is very pleased to
select Praxair as its industrial gas supplier and cooperative
partner," said Ju Zhengyu, general manager of the company.
"As a leading global industrial gases company, Praxair has
developed a safe and reliable gas solution for our project
Praxair will construct its new air separation unit, with a
capacity of 900 tpd of oxygen, in the Phase II area of
Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park (NCIP), a leading,
state-level interconnected chemical production facility.
Praxair will also build a pipeline in the park to help meet
the industrial gas requirements of Jinling Huntsman and other
customers throughout NCIP.
The ASU is expected to start up in 2016.
"We're proud to win the trust of Jinling Huntsman," said Dr.
Minda Ho, president of Praxair China. "The air separation
plant we will build will establish Praxair as the first
industrial gases pipeline supplier in NCIP with great
potential to supply more customers in the new phase of this
top-notch chemical park.
"Praxair has a strong track record of developing industrial
gases supply networks in leading chemical industrial parks
such as Shanghai Chemical Industry Park, Huizhou Daya Bay
Chemical Industrial Park and Yangzhou Chemical Industry Park.
We're looking forward to applying our world-class air
with high safety, reliability
excellence to support our customers in their business goals."