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PRAXAIR EXPANDS AIR SEPARATION CAPACITY IN KANSAS CITY AREA

 DANBURY, CT, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) announced today that it will more than double its cryogenic air separation plant and liquefier capacity in the Kansas City, area to over 500 tons per day (455 metric tons) of liquid oxygen and nitrogen.
 "We are the leading supplier of industrial gases and related applications technology in the Greater Kansas City marketplace. Expanding our capacity in the Kansas City area reflects Praxair's commitment to meet the increasing requirements of our customers in the Midwest for cryogenic nitrogen and oxygen," explained Edgar G. Hotard, president of Praxair, Inc.
 Praxair's current Kansas City air separation plant has been in operation since 1968. From that location the company serves a variety of industries that include chemicals, electronics, food, glass, health care, metal fabrication, primary metals, and oil and gas.
 Praxair is the largest industrial gases supplier in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide, with 1992 annual sales of $2.6 billion. The company also is a leading supplier of ceramic and metallic coatings and powders. Praxair formerly was Union Carbide Industrial Gases Inc. and known as Linde in North America.
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 /CONTACT: Susan Szita Gore of Praxair, Inc., 203-794-5593/
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