SHANGHAI, Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — On November 19, 2014, Air Liquide held an inauguration ceremony for the last phase of its Electronic Materials Center China (EMCC), located in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province. With the completion of this phase, this facility will be able to even better supply all electronics semi-conductors, flat-panel display and photovoltaic industries with specialty materials. It becomes the electronic center for mass production and trans-filling, analytical and quality management, supply chain management, and emergency response in China.

EMCC was established in Zhangjiagang in 2008, due to its convenient location within East China’s electronics manufacturing hub. With state-of-the-art processes and equipment, highly efficient and specialized management systems, EMCC allows Air Liquide to provide electronic customers with high quality, safe, reliable and competitive electronic materials and value-added services.

The semiconductor, flat panel display, and photovoltaic industries continue to develop rapidly, driving the growth of the electronic specialty materials market. Air Liquide China’s EMCC expansion echoes this trend through localizing the production of newer and more specialty electronic materials.

Occupying nearly 25,000 square meters, the expanded site now includes: one of the largest high-capacity silane (SiH4) trans-filling centers in China; new production facilities of high-purity, electronics-grade nitrous oxide (N2O), high-precision automated phosphine (PH3) blending system, and multi-gas blending systems. 

Marcelo Fioranelli, President & CEO of Air Liquide China, commented: "With the upgraded facilities, EMCC will become a strong base to support the rapid development of China’s electronics industries. This new expansion manifests Air Liquide’s commitment to pursuing profitable and sustainable growth in China and strengthening its partnerships with customers."

"Full of Vigour Strive for Excellence" – Inauguration Ceremony for Phase II of Air Liquide's Electronic Materials Center China
"Full of Vigour Strive for Excellence" – Inauguration Ceremony for Phase II of Air Liquide’s Electronic Materials Center China

 

"Full of Vigour Strive for Excellence" – Inauguration Ceremony for Phase II of Air Liquide's Electronic Materials Center China
"Full of Vigour Strive for Excellence" – Inauguration Ceremony for Phase II of Air Liquide’s Electronic Materials Center China

 

"Full of Vigour Strive for Excellence" – Inauguration Ceremony for Phase II of Air Liquide's Electronic Materials Center China
"Full of Vigour Strive for Excellence" – Inauguration Ceremony for Phase II of Air Liquide’s Electronic Materials Center China

Photo: Copyrights Air Liquide China

Air Liquide Electronics

With over 3,500 employees and EUR 1,127 million in revenue in 2013, Air Liquide Electronics has activities in ultra-pure and specialty gases and advanced materials, new molecules, related equipment, and customized services.

The Electronics business line is based in Asia to improve its proximity to the markets for semiconductors, flat panel displays, and photovoltaics.

The use of specialty material in electronic Industries

High-purity gases are used to manufacture micro-processors, Thin Film Transistors (TFT) and cells lie at the heart of electronics technologies. Electronics Specialty Materials, along with other carrier gases, are used either to deposit, etch or functionalize the material layers that constitute the wafers, and to clean inside the deposition chambers.

Air Liquide in China

operates 85 plants and employs more than 4,000 employees today, with a strong presence in the key coastal industrial areas, and is expanding into the center, south and west. Air Liquide also has strong Engineering and Construction capabilities via its Global E&C Solutions division. Air Liquide resumed the development of its activities in China in the 1970s with the supply of Air Separation Units and restarted gas operations in 1990.

Air Liquide Group

World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with more than 50,000 employees and serves more than 2 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902. Air Liquide’s ambition is to be the leader in its industry, delivering long-term performance and acting responsibly.

Air Liquide ideas create value over the long term. At the core of the company’s development are the commitment and constant inventiveness of its people.

Air Liquide anticipates the challenges of its markets, invests locally and globally and delivers high-quality solutions to its customers and patients, and the scientific community.

The company relies on competitiveness in its operations, targeted investments in growing markets and innovation to deliver profitable growth over the long-term.

Air Liquide’s revenues amounted to EUR 15.2 billion in 2013, and its solutions that protect life and the environment represented around 40% of sales. Air Liquide is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (compartment A) and is a member of the CAC 40 and Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50 indexes.