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2009-10-29 10:18:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced plans to build a new world-scale air separation unit (ASU) at its La Porte, Texas industrial gases facility. The energy efficient ASU will replace older assets at the site and provide benefits to customers through higher-reliability pipeline oxygen and nitrogen supply, and enhanced production of merchant and electronics products including argon and xenon. The new ASU is to be on-stream in...

2009-07-28 09:00:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced that its subsidiary in Taiwan, Air Products San Fu Co. Ltd., has signed a long-term contract with Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO), the world's fourth largest TFT-LCD supplier, to provide nitrogen and bulk gases to their Fab 6 located in Tree Valley Science and Industry Park (TVSIP), Tainan, Taiwan. Air Products San Fu has installed an air separation unit next to CMO Fab 6 to provide on-site...

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2009-06-23 11:02:43

The world's deepest underground science lab is being built below the Black Hills of South Dakota. With a depth equal to more than six Empire State buildings, the space is perfectly tailored to the needs of scientists in their quest for mysterious particles known as dark matter. Construction commenced Monday 4,850 feet below the Earth's surface under an abandoned gold mine that once hosted Nobel Prize-winning research. Scientists, politicians and other officials stood by watching. The...

2009-06-22 09:02:39

U.S. and Russian scientists say they have developed a technology that can create coherent, high-powered X-rays. Scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Russian Academy of Sciences and Russia's Voronezh State University said their achievement moves three-dimensional, real-time X-ray imaging closer to reality. University of Nebraska Professor Anthony Starace said the new technology could be a contributor to a number of innovations. Starace's work focuses on a process called...

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2009-04-29 06:55:00

Comets have always fascinated us. A mysterious appearance could symbolize God's displeasure or mean a sure failure in battle, at least for one side. Now Tel Aviv University justifies our fascination "” comets might have provided the elements for the emergence of life on our planet. While investigating the chemical make-up of comets, Prof. Akiva Bar-Nun of the Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences at Tel Aviv University found they were the source of missing ingredients needed...

2009-03-30 14:45:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) has named John W. Marsland vice president and general manager, Global Liquid Bulk, Generated Gases, and Helium, effective April 2009. He will be responsible for the worldwide leadership and management of the businesses that supply gases in liquid bulk form, generated gases and helium to customers. Most recently, Marsland served as vice president, Business Services, where he led the company's efforts to...

2009-03-17 12:00:00

New Offerings Target Aerospace, Lighting and Laser Markets LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) today introduced two new versions of its XeCovery(R) xenon recovery system. Building upon the success of Air Products' initial XeCovery xenon recovery offering, which targets the semiconductor and MEMs industries, the company's Mark II and Mark III systems have been developed to handle larger volumes and higher concentrations, respectively, of this...

2008-08-05 15:00:56

Praxair Distribution, Inc., a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), is notifying its industrial, medical and specialty gas cylinder customers in the U.S. and Canada of price increases effective September 1, 2008 or as otherwise permitted by customer contracts. Increases will be up to: -- 30% for helium, hydrogen, fuel gases and rare gases -- 15% for oxygen, nitrogen, argon, carbon dioxide/dry ice and specialty gases -- 15% for cylinder rental and facility fees --...

2008-06-17 18:00:39

Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is notifying industrial gas customers in the United States of the following price and monthly fee increases, effective July 1, 2008, or as contracts permit: -- 10% to 20% for nitrogen, oxygen, argon, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide -- 15% to 30% for helium -- Up to 15% for monthly fees These actions are being implemented in response to rapidly escalating energy, fuel, and other operational costs, current supply/demand imbalances, and increases in...

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2007-11-06 08:53:42

As reservoirs of valuable information go, nothing beats the sun. This sphere of heat and energy holds 99.9 percent of the solar system, saved in all original proportions after planets and meteorites formed. Analyzing the mix of hydrogen, oxygen and noble gases found in the sun can answer one of the biggest questions of the universe: How did our solar system evolve? Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis and a large team of colleagues marked the beginnings of that odyssey by...