By Greentech Lead Asia: Praxair China, an industrial gas
provider in China, announced that it will supply silane, ammonia, argon,
nitrogen and oxygen to Trina Solar for its new production facility in Changzhou,
Praxair’s gas products, delivery systems and technologies
are provided globally throughout the solar supply chain, enabling the
production of crystalline and thin-film solar cells. Praxair also offers a full
line of planar and tubular sputtering targets for the deposition of metal and
transparent conducting oxide (TCO) thin-film layers which are critical to the
performance of photovoltaic devices.
“We value Praxair’s contribution to our manufacturing
excellence in terms of safety, supply reliability and quick response. When the
global economic outlook is challenging, Praxair’s effective support of our
project has great significance for our position in the solar market,” said
Patrick Lu, Trina Solar’s vice president, Supply Chain Management.
Praxair China already has supply agreements with
Trina Solar’s other production facilities in the west and southeast sites of
Trina Solar Industrial Park in Changzhou.
Praxair’s electronics business currently serves more than
50 solar production facilities worldwide with a combined capacity of over 6
gigawatts. Gas offerings include bulk, on-site and specialty gases such as
nitrogen, hydrogen, silane, ammonia, high-purity argon, phosphorous and boron
dopants, together with associated distribution equipment.
“Praxair China is pleased to further strengthen our
partnership with Trina Solar. In addition to helping this leading solar company
drive the cost competitiveness required to grow the industry, we also share
Trina Solar’s goals of energy efficiency and delivering environmental
benefits,” said Minda Ho, president of Praxair China.
Praxair recently acquired industrial and packaged gases
business in the Volgograd Region of the Russian Federation form SIBUR – Russian