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Air Liquide China supports its customers to promote optical preform and fiber industry upgrade in Hubei Province

The YOFC (Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable) Qianjiang High-tech Industrial Park celebrated its commissioning today in Qianjiang City, Hubei Province. The grand ceremony was co-organized by YOFC, Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd and Air Liquide China, the gas supplier for the park. It attracted around 400 guests, including senior executives from YOFC, Shin-Etsu, and Air Liquide China.

As the sole gas supplier to the new park, Air Liquide China will provide its customers with reliable industrial gas production solutions and products including oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, and helium. The two primary enterprises in the new park are YOFC Qianjiang and Shin-Etsu YOFC (Hubei) Optical Preform Co., (a joint venture between Shin-Etsu and YOFC).

The new high-tech industrial park, which covers an area of 700 mu (466,667 square meters), was especially constructed by YOFC as a base site for realizing sustainable manufacturing of optical preform and fiber products, fully equipped with most advanced manufacturing, storage and logistics solutions. Created to help promote a sustainable local economy, the park will also recycle and make full use of the by-products manufactured along with the main products to ensure efficient, green and economic operations.

Zhuang Dan, Executive Director and President of YOFC stated:We’re honored to join hands with Air Liquide – our long-term strategic partner – to celebrate the commissioning of the high-tech industrial park. As a global leader in optical preform, fiber and cable industry, YOFC is committed to accelerating the technological advancement of the industry. The park is a good illustration in this respect.

Marcelo Fioranelli, Air Liquide China Cluster Vice President added:This park turns a new page in the development of optical preform and fiber industry in Hubei Province by advancing environmentally friendly and smart manufacturing. Air Liquide China is proud to be cooperating with YOFC and Shin-Etsu. Both are leading enterprises in this industry, driving for meaningful industrial upgrade.