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Air Products and San Fu to supply gases

US industrial gas and chemical company Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. and its Taiwanese joint venture partner, San Fu Chemical Co., Ltd., were recently awarded a long term contract to supply AU Optr…

US industrial gas and chemical company Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. and its Taiwanese joint venture partner, San Fu Chemical Co., Ltd., were recently awarded a long term contract to supply AU Optronics Corporation“s flat-panel display fab in Lung Tan City, Taiwan with on-site nitrogen and other bulk gases. San Fu was recently ranked the largest industrial gas company in Taiwan, supplying electronics customers with industrial and specialty gases, gas-handling equipment and chemical reprocessing equipment. San Fu and Air Products have been joint venture partners since 1987. AU Optronics is the newly formed merger company of Acer Display Technology, Inc., an affiliate of the Acer Group, and Unipac Optoelectronics, an affiliate of United Microelectronics Corp. – the world“s second largest chip subcontractor. The company is expected to rank among the top three in the world in terms of capacity for thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) modules. Located in Taiwan“s Aspire Park, AU Optronics“ fab will produce 30,000 4.0 generation motherglass units per month when it ramps up this fall. The company“s mainstream TFT-LCD devices have applications ranging from notebook and desktop PCs to televisions and industrial displays. 15,000 Nm3/hour of nitrogen will be supplied via two on-site plants to be brought on-stream in conjunction with the facility“s ramp-up. In addition, San Fu will supply AU Optronics with its bulk oxygen, hydrogen, argon and helium requirements.

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