Praxair starts up new Korea air separation plant

Praxair has started up its second air separation plant at the Samsung Electronics semiconductor facility in Hwasung, Korea, the company said on Tuesday.

Through a long-term contract, the plant will supply on-site high-purity oxygen, nitrogen and argon to Samsung, one of the largest electronics companies in the world and the largest global producer of memory chips, TFT-LCDs, CDMA mobile phones and monitors.

The air separation plant will also expand Praxair’s merchant capacity in the region, supplying liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon to a variety of industries, including non-ferrous metal, wastewater treatment and shipbuilding.

In addition to atmospheric gases, Praxair supplies hydrogen, helium, process gases, sputtering targets, ALD precursors and other advanced materials for use in Samsung’s manufacturing processes.

“Praxair Korea is proud to be the largest atmospheric gases supplier to Samsung,” said S.B. Seo, president of Praxair Korea.

“Praxair Korea has worked successfully with Samsung for more than 20 years, increasing the supply of gases to the company’s main manufacturing complexes in the country and supporting the company’s global growth and leadership position in the semiconductors and consumer electronics industries.”

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