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Praxair, Inc. produces, sells, and distributes atmospheric, process, and specialty gases, as well as surface coatings in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. The company offers atmospheric gases, such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and rare gases; and process gases comprising carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen, electronic gases, specialty gases, and acetylene. It also designs, engineers, and builds equipment that produces industrial gases; and manufactures precious metal and ceramic sputtering targets used primarily in the production of semiconductors. In addition, the company supplies wear-resistant and high-temperature corrosion-resistant metallic and ceramic coatings and powders to the aircraft, energy, printing, primary metals, petrochemical, textile, and other industries. Further, it provides electric arc, plasma, and high-velocity oxy-fuel equipment; and distributes hardgoods and welding equipment purchased from independent manufacturers. The company sells its products primarily through independent distributors. It serves various industries, such as healthcare, petroleum refining, computer-chip manufacturing, beverage carbonation, fiber-optics, steel making, aerospace, chemicals, and water treatment industries. The company was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut.

27,560 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/25/14
Founded in 1907

praxair inc (PX) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
Executive Vice President and President of Nor...
Total Annual Compensation: $522.5K
Executive Vice President
Total Annual Compensation: $556.5K
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Co...
Total Annual Compensation: $516.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

praxair inc (PX) Key Developments

Praxair Launches DryFrac Waterless Fracturing Technology for Oil and Gas Producers

Praxair Inc. announced that it is offering oil and gas producers a new DryFrac(TM) waterless fracturing technology that can replace water use in fracturing wells through the use of liquid carbon dioxide (CO(2)). The company's patent-pending technology enables oil and gas producers to increase yield while reducing environmental impacts associated with hydraulic fracturing, such as water sourcing and water disposal. Praxair's DryFrac technology blends liquid CO(2) with proppant, or special grades of sand, which is used to prop fractures open. The flexible and scalable technology can deliver large volumes and multiple grades of proppant into a formation. CO(2) has long been recognized as a superior fluid for fracturing, particularly in water-sensitive or low-pressure formations. Compared to other waterless fracturing fluids such as propane, CO(2) has the added benefit of being non-flammable. Additionally, Praxair can separate CO(2) returned from the well, enabling faster natural gas production. Much of the CO(2) being used is captured from industrial off-gas and purified. Praxair continues to develop technology to recycle and re-use CO(2) for a variety of applications.

Praxair Inc. Presents at KeyBanc Capital Markets Basic Materials & Packaging Conference, Sep-09-2014

Praxair Inc. Presents at KeyBanc Capital Markets Basic Materials & Packaging Conference, Sep-09-2014 . Venue: InterContinental Boston, 510 Atlantic Ave., Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Speakers: Matthew J. White, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President.

Praxair Inc. Presents at Credit Suisse Basic Materials Conference 2014, Sep-17-2014 12:30 PM

Praxair Inc. Presents at Credit Suisse Basic Materials Conference 2014, Sep-17-2014 12:30 PM. Venue: Credit Suisse, One Madison Avenue - between 23rd and 24th streets, New York, NY 10010, United States. Speakers: Stephen F. Angel, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President.


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