On September 11, Air Liquide’s Electronic Materials Center China (EMCC), located in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province, celebrated its 10th anniversary as well as its Phase III completion. About 120 guests attended the ceremony, including local government officials, key customers and Air Liquide executives.
EMCC was set up in 2007 in Zhangjiagang, due to its convenient location within East China’s electronics manufacturing hub. Over the past decade, EMCC has grown with its customers in the semiconductor, flat panel display and photovoltaic industries, and is now upgrading in response to ongoing market changes.
In his welcome speech, Marcelo Fioranelli, Air Liquide Greater China Vice President commented: “Today, China’s electronics market is developing rapidly, with emerging local electronics players taking the lead. Following this trend, EMCC has been continuously producing innovative new technologies to meet evolving customer needs. Now, with our newly upgraded facilities, this center will serve as a strong base of support for the dynamic development of China’s electronics industries.”
In its latest expansion, the EMCC launched a new neon product line with a capacity of 60,000 m3 -- the first of its kind in Air Liquide Asia Pacific region. The purification process and critical equipment of the new facility are designed, developed and manufactured by Air Liquide Group, ensuring the production of high-purity and reliable neon. Neon is a key element for the production of excimer laser gases, which are widely used in the semiconductor industry.
During the first expansion of the EMCC in 2014, Air Liquide added new production facilities of high purity electronics-grade nitrous oxide (N2O), automated precision phosphine (PH3) and multi-gas blending systems. It now serves as Air Liquide’s center for electronic materials production, analytical and quality management, supply chain management, and emergency response in China. With state-of-the-art processes and equipment, as well as highly efficient and specialized management systems, the EMCC allows Air Liquide to provide electronic customers with high quality, safe, reliable, and competitive electronic materials and value-added services.