Hainan China Aviation Special Glass Materials has tapped Praxair China for oxygen and high purity nitrogen for development of a 100% oxy-fuel float glass furnace. The furnace will be the first of its kind in China, and will be constructed by the Chinese company, a subsidiary of China Aviation Sanxin (CAS).
Praxair will also be commissioned to build an air separation plant CAS at its glass manufacturing site in Hainan province, South China. This marks Praxair’s second facility in the province after the company established a nitrogen plant in Haikou in 2005.
CAS produces specialty glass products such as solar energy glass and Low-E (low emissivity) energy-saving glass, and with this new furnace aims to become the most advanced high-end float glass producer in China.
“We’re proud of this contract with CAS, our new customer in the glass industry,” said David Chow, president of Praxair China. “With the encouraging prospects of energy-saving glass in the construction sector of China, Praxair will have further opportunities to apply its energy-saving and environmentally-beneficial technologies here.”