Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced it will increase nitrogen production to serve the growing demand of its existing customer in Pyeongtaek City, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It is Air Products’ second phase of capacity expansion to supply the semiconductor fab.
Air Products was awarded a major contract in 2015 for the supply of its industrial bulk gases and bulk specialty gas supply system. The company is undertaking a multi-phase expansion project involving multiple ultra high-purity nitrogen plants, hydrogen generators and a liquefier. In this phase, a second nitrogen plant will be built.
“We are pleased to bring additional nitrogen capacity to the semiconductor fab to support its increasing demand,” said Kyo-Yung Kim, president of Air Products Korea. “Our latest expansion represents Air Products’ commitment to growing together with customers in the expanding region through continued investment. It will put us in an even stronger position to deliver our safe and reliable industrial gas solutions in a very cost-effective way.”
An integrated gases supplier for the global electronics industry, Air Products has more than 40 years of experience in the safe and reliable delivery of gases to a variety of markets, including some of the world’s biggest technology companies. Air Products is working with these industry leaders to develop the next generation of semiconductors and displays for tablets, computers and mobile devices.