The Praxair Group

THE PRAXAIR GROUP

7_Praxair_Group_251x141.jpg At Praxair, the multinational group to which Rivoira belongs, 27,000 employees in more than 50 countries are working together towards a common goal: making our planet more productive.

Praxair Inc. is a global, Fortune 250 company that supplies atmospheric, process and specialty gases, high-performance coatings, and related services and technologies to a wide diversity of customers.

Praxair adopted its name in 1992, from the Greek word “praxis”, that is practical application, and “air”, our primary raw material. The company was originally founded in 1907 when it was the first company in North America to commercialize cryogenically separated oxygen.

Over the century of its existence, Praxair has led in the development of processes and technologies that have revolutionized the industrial gases industry. The company introduced the first distribution system for liquid gas in 1917, and developed on-site gas supply by the end of WWII. In the 1960s, Praxair introduced non-cryogenic means of air separation, and since then has continued to introduce innovative applications technologies for various industries. The company holds almost 3,000 patents.

Praxair Surface Technology is a subsidiary that applies metallic and ceramic powders metal surfaces and coatings to increase wear resistance, high temperature and corrosion.

Praxair provides a wide range of industries: aerospace, food and beverage, medical, semiconductor, chemical, oil and gas refining, primary metals and metal fabrication, others to other sectors of the industry overall.

For more information, visit: www.praxair.com