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Air Liquide China to display innovative technologies and products at the first China International Import Expo (CIIE)

SHANGHAI, Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Air Liquide China will bring selected innovative technologies and products to the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) to be held from November 5 to 10 in Shanghai. Hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China and Shanghai Municipal People's Government, CIIE is slated to be the largest import trade show in China.

Air Liquide will exhibit its Smart Innovative Operations (SIO) initiative, which integrates, optimizes and remotely controls the operations of Air Liquide's production units, leveraging predictive analytics and digital technologies. Through big data combined with human intelligence, the workflow of each Air Liquide production unit linked to the SIO Center (or the Digital Performance Center in China) is adapted in real time to the needs of each customer. The SIO Center enables 24/7 responsiveness to customer demand, improves production-unit energy efficiency, and leverages predictive maintenance to ensure continuous facility run-time.

In addition, Air Liquide will bring to the expo three types of specialty gases – BTU (British Thermal Unit) standard gas, stable isotope ratio reference gas, and VOC (volatile organic compound) standard gas. These gas mixtures follow recognized measurement standards to guarantee traceability, blending tolerances, processing accuracy, and analytical accuracy. They represent best-in-class gas solutions for laboratory use, especially for calibration.

Marcelo Fioranelli, President and CEO of Air Liquide China, commented: "Air Liquide has been in China for several decades, witnessing the immense social and economic development of the country and is happy to be a partner of the industrial sector. The upcoming CIIE signifies the continued expansion of the Chinese market, which offers us a highly promising platform to showcase our latest technologies and products. As a company devoted to promoting the sustainable economic development of the local communities in which we operate, we look forward to continuing to create value to fuel the continued economic growth of China."

For more information, please visit the company at Hall 4.1 No.B1-05 of the High-end Intelligent Equipment Exhibition Area during the Import Expo.

Air Liquide in China

operates nearly 90 plants and employs more than 4,000 employees today. With a strong presence in the key coastal industrial areas, Air Liquide China is now expanding into the center, south and west. Its main business activities include industrial and medical gas operations, Engineering & Construction (designing, manufacturing and installing air separation units/hydrogen facilities), as well as innovation activities.

Air Liquide

A world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 65,000 employees and serves more than 3.5 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide's scientific territory and have been at the core of the company's activities since its creation in 1902.

Air Liquide's ambition is to lead its industry, deliver long term performance and contribute to sustainability. The company's customer-centric transformation strategy aims at profitable growth over the long term. It relies on operational excellence, selective investments, open innovation and a network organization implemented by the Group worldwide. Through the commitment and inventiveness of its people, Air Liquide leverages energy and environment transition, changes in healthcare and digitization, and delivers greater value to all its stakeholders.

Air Liquide's revenues amounted to 20.3 billion euros in 2017 and its solutions that protect life and the environment represented more than 40% of sales. Air Liquide is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (compartment A) and belongs to the CAC 40, EURO STOXX 50 and FTSE4Good indexes.

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SOURCE Air Liquide China