Sector News

Air Products to invest $900 million for ultra-high-purity gases supply in Taiwan

May 7, 2022
Chemical Value Chain

Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.) announced that Air Products San Fu Co. Ltd has been selected by one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers to supply industrial gases to the customer’s new semiconductor manufacturing facility in Kaohsiung, Southern Taiwan.

Air Products San Fu will invest approximately $900 million to build, own and operate a number of state-of-the-art onsite plants to supply ultra-high purity nitrogen, oxygen, argon and hydrogen to the customer’s advanced fabs in the complex.

“Air Products is honored to be selected once again by our strategic global customer to support their growth with advanced fabs in Kaohsiung,“ said Eugene Lu, president of Air Products San Fu. “This project reflects our strong commitment to growing with our electronics customers, building on decades of solid experience and a proven track record. This latest supply agreement also demonstrates our customer’s confidence in our ability to meet their stringent safety, reliability, quality and operational requirements to successfully support their advanced semiconductor manufacturing.”

A leading integrated gases supplier, Air Products has been serving the global electronics industry for more than 40 years, supplying critical industrial gases to many of the world’s largest technology companies developing the next generation of semiconductors and displays for tablets, computers and mobile devices. This latest project win joins other major electronics-focused projects in Air Products’ backlog.

“We are deploying the full breadth of our engineering, execution and operational expertise and expect to bring these essential industrial gas facilities onstream, enabling advanced chip production to help meet ever-increasing global demand,” said Air Products’ Chief Operating Officer Dr. Samir J. Serhan.

By Mary Page Bailey

Source: chemengonline.com

comments closed

Related News

May 15, 2022

New York’s EPR and packaging reduction bills lauded as game-changers in plastic pollution battle

Chemical Value Chain

The US State of New York is introducing two new bills to combat over-packaging, poor recycling rates and litter issues, including an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program requiring companies such as McDonald’s and Amazon to pay for the cost of packaging disposal and recycling.

May 15, 2022

Borealis and Reclay launch entity focused on lightweight packaging 

Chemical Value Chain

The new organization’s mission is to redesign the critical steps of the plastics sorting and recycling system for post-consumer lightweight packaging (LWP) to speed up circularity, born from a need to meet the rising market demand for high-quality recyclates for use in high-end plastic applications.

May 15, 2022

Starbucks and Hubbub launch reusable packaging fund as COVID-19 diminishes consumer appetite

Chemical Value Chain

Starbucks and Hubbub have launched a £1 million (US$1.22 million) “Bring It Back Fund” to increase the uptake of reusable packaging in the F&B industry. The funding will go toward innovative ideas that make it easier for customers to use alternatives to single-use packaging by supporting pilot projects that help shift consumption habits.