01-Apr-2010 - Linde AG

Linde’s Electronics and Specialty Gases business in North America completes integration of Spectra Gases

The integration of Spectra Gases into Linde North America is now complete and customers throughout the world will benefit from the synergy it has created.

Linde North America is a member of The Linde Group, a leading global gases and engineering company. Spectra Gases, which Linde purchased in 2006, has been a global leader in the next generation of fine chemicals and high-purity gases and is now part of Linde North America’s Electronics and Specialty Gases business.

The integration of Spectra’s high-end line of specialty gases, chemicals, isotopic gases and fluorine based mixtures for niche and critical applications complements Linde’s broader range of offerings across the balance of packaged gases products and applications. “With this integration Linde now offers customers the most comprehensive line of packaged gas products and services in the industry,” said Cliff Caldwell, vice president for Linde’s Electronics and Specialty Gases business in North America.

“Our strengthened capabilities in high purity gases and chemicals, combined with world-class applications engineering and technology expertise creates a business that is unparalleled in the industry,” Caldwell said. “Linde’s ability to produce and purify rare and electronic process gases provides the high quality, security of supply and lower cost of ownership that is critically important in today’s highly competitive global marketplace,” he said.

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