Praxair has completed an extension of its pipeline to supply oxygen to South Korean glass bottle manufacturer Kumbi Corporation.

The six-mile extension supplies 100 tons per day of gaseous oxygen from Praxair’s Tangjung plant to Kumbi’s two glass-melting furnaces in Asan, in the centre of the country.

Praxair’s pipeline extension will also enable the company to meet the growing industrial gases demand from businesses across South Korea.

Kumbi uses the oxygen for its production of glass bottles for beverage, cosmetic and medical customers in the country. Praxair has also installed its Oxy-burner technology at Kumbi’s facility enabling the customer to improve productivity while reducing gas emissions.

“We are proud to supply Kumbi with the oxygen and technology it requires to run its furnaces more efficiently, with less noise and improved environmental performance,” said S.B. Seo, president of Praxair Korea. “We look forward to growing with Kumbi as it expands its business throughout the country.”