Praxair to market innovative technology for insulated glass

Praxair, Inc. has entered an agreement with Integrated Automation Systems, Inc. to market the breakthrough OptiGas gas-filling system for insulating glass in windows and doors

<style>@font-face { font-family: “Times New Roman”; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: “Times New Roman”; }table.MsoNormalTable { font-size: 10pt; font-family: “Times New Roman”; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; }</style> <p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-right: 13.8pt; text-align: justify;”><span style=”font-size: 14pt; font-family: Times;” lang=”EN-GB”>Praxair, Inc. has entered an agreement with Integrated Automation Systems, Inc. to market the breakthrough OptiGas gas-filling system for insulating glass in windows and doors.</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin: 0cm 13.8pt 14pt 0cm; text-align: justify;”><span style=”font-size: 14pt; font-family: Times;” lang=”EN-GB”>With conventional gas-filling systems, the largest cost factor is the considerable amount of gas lost (40-70%) during the fill. According to Praxair, by means of a proprietary filling process, the patent-pending OptiGas system injects the precise amount of krypton, argon or a mix of both into the insulated glass unit at a controlled flow rate to eliminate losses. The OptiGas system can reduce krypton consumption by up to 70% per unit. Another feature of the OptiGas system is the ThermalCert module, which can analyze the gas in the windows or doors, providing gas content verification.</span></p><p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin: 0cm 13.8pt 14pt 0cm; text-align: justify;”><span style=”font-size: 14pt; font-family: Times;” lang=”EN-GB”>Praxair and Integrated Automation Systems will be introducing the OptiGas filling system at GlassBuild America in Atlanta, 12-14 September 2011, with live demonstrations of the new technology.</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin: 0cm 13.8pt 14pt 0cm; text-align: justify;”><span style=”font-size: 14pt; font-family: Times;” lang=”EN-GB”>Integrated Automation Systems develops innovative manufacturing systems and accessories primarily for insulating glass fabrication companies. Integrated Automation Systems partnered with Fenetech, a fenestration software company, to develop the software for the OptiGas system.</span></p> <span style=”font-size: 14pt; font-family: Times;” lang=”EN-GB”>Praxair is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2010 sales of USD 10 billion. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and speciality gases, and high-performance surface coatings.</span>