Praxair China has signed a long-term contract to supply oxygen and oxy-fuel technology for China National Building Materials (Hefei) New Energy’s PV glass production line.
Under the terms of the contract, Praxair China will build two vacuum-pressure-swing-adsorption plants and one air separation unit at CNBM’s glass production site in the eastern Chinese city of Hefei. It will also supply the oxy-firing technology and accompanying equipment to successfully run the manufacturing line.
“Signing of this supply contract marks a significant milestone of our cooperation with Praxair,” said Peng Shou, the president of CNBM Bengbu Design & Research Institute of Glass Industry. “Five years ago, CNBM and Praxair China started our strategic partnership by exploring research and development and sharing market intelligence.”
“We appreciate the leadership of CNBM Bengbu Design & Research Institute of Glass Industry in facilitating this collaborative effort… Solar photovoltaic glass is a booming industrial sector for new energy and Praxair looks forward to giving more support to this growing industry,” added Praxair China’s president, Minda Ho.