Praxair has started up multiple plants serving the oxygen needs of Brazilian houseware manufacturer Nadir Figueiredo.

Praxair’s oxygen is a major driver of Nadir Figueiredo’s production process and is being used to help the company manufacture its housewares, as well as food and drink packaging.

Praxair’s plants are located in Sao Paulo state and produce a combined capacity in excess of 100 tonnes per day of gaseous oxygen.

According to Praxair, the use of its oxygen in glass furnaces results in enhanced combustion, improved efficiency in the manufacturing process, as well as reduced nitrogen oxide emissions enabling customers to increase productivity and improve their environmental performance.

“Nadir Figueiredo has been a valued Praxair customer for nearly 20 years and we are proud to extend our relationship with this leading Brazilian industrial company,” said Domingos Bulus, president of Praxair South America.

“We are very pleased to extend our relationship with White Martins, Praxair’s Brazilian subsidiary. White Martins’ continued support of our efforts as we develop high-quality glassware and other products and services for our customers has made it a valued commercial supplier,” said Oscar Gundim Jr., Nadir Figueiredo supply chain director.