DANBURY, Conn. — Praxair, Inc. has signed a 15-year
agreement with Honeywell Resins & Chemicals for the purchase of carbon
dioxide, a by-product of Honeywell''s caprolactam facility in Hopewell, Va.
carbon dioxide will be purified and liquefied at Praxair’s new plant at the
Honeywell site, which is scheduled to start up in the third quarter of 2013. The
plant is expected to produce 450 tons per day, which will be used primarily in
food freezing and processing as well as beverage applications.
Honeywell Resins and Chemicals is one of the world’s largest
producers of nylon resin and caprolactam, a critical feedstock used for nylon
production. Resins and Chemicals also produces chemical intermediates and is
one of the world’s largest producers of ammonium sulfate fertilizer.
Praxair is the largest industrial gases company in North and
South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2011 sales of $11
billion. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and
specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings.