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Air Liquide Inaugurates New Advanced Materials Production Facility in U.S.

Upper Mount Bethel, PA,
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Air Liquide holds a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of its new advanced materials production facility in Upper Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania

Air Liquide Advanced Materials Inc., industry leader in specialty and advanced chemicals for the global electronics industry, was joined by local officials and members of the community to inaugurate a new speciality chemical production facility in Upper Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania, on October 19, 2018.

This new facility marks an expansion of Air Liquide’s operations in the community, adding 105,000 sq. ft. of production space. Featuring multiple manufacturing suites and updated infrastructure, the new site offers next generation specialty chemical operations that complement our global manufacturing base. Air Liquide worked closely with the Governor of Pennsylvania’s Action Team to reinforce its commitment to the region and bring this project to fruition.

Commented Paul Burlingame, President & CEO, Air Liquide Advanced Materials Inc.: “Air Liquide Advanced Materials is experiencing strong global growth, and the inauguration of the second state-of-the-art Advanced Materials Center in Upper Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania further enhances our ability to serve customers with innovative products and technologies. This facility comes to life thanks to the men and women of ALAM focused on safety, quality, and our customers along with the strong support of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, and the local Upper Mount Bethel community.


Air Liquide Advanced Materials Inc.

Air Liquide Advanced Materials (ALAM) is the industry leader in the development, manufacture, and delivery of specialty gases, liquids, and solid materials for the semiconductor and other high technology industries. Based in Branchburg, NJ, ALAM was created in 2013 when Voltaix was acquired by Air Liquide and subsequently merged with the ALOHA business line. ALAM operates globally with manufacturing facilities in the United States, South Korea, Japan and France producing a variety of products that enable our customers' next generation manufacturing processes.


About Air Liquide

The world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 65,000 employees and serves more than 3.5 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide’s scientific territory and have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902.

Air Liquide’s ambition is to lead its industry, deliver long term performance and contribute to sustainability. The company’s customer-centric transformation strategy aims at profitable growth over the long term. It relies on operational excellence, selective investments, open innovation and a network organization implemented by the Group worldwide. Through the commitment and inventiveness of its people, Air Liquide leverages energy and environment transition, changes in healthcare and digitization, and delivers greater value to all its stakeholders.

Air Liquide’s revenue amounted to 20.3 billion euros in 2017 and its solutions that protect life and the environment represented more than 40% of sales. Air Liquide is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (compartment A) and belongs to the CAC 40, EURO STOXX 50 and FTSE4Good indexes.