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Gas Packaging Center

Centers of expertise

Centers of technical excellence

Air Liquide has centers which develop, adapt to the customers' needs and industrialize innovations from the Group.

Our mission

Our operational teams are responsible for deploying our innovations locally as soon as they are on the market. They also contribute to incremental innovation on the ground.

These teams work in our ALTEC networks, our Gas Packaging Center dedicated to Industry and Health, the Cryogenic Technology Center, and our centers of expertise specializing in Healthcare, specialty ingredients and advanced electronics materials.

Laboratoire combustion du CRCD

Our organization

The ALTEC networks

Our ALTEC networks gather experts located in 11 technical centers around the world.

These specialists in industrial applications and processes (combustion, cryogenics, injection of gases into liquids, etc.) meet our customers' specific needs in terms of gas applications by developing the most appropriate solutions.

They develop and implement new innovations and technologies allowing them to improve industrial processes and optimize the management of their resources.

Our ALTEC experts support the Group's development by building solutions with our customers.


Bouteille Takeo
We develop innovative solutions such as small gas cylinders for craftsmen and the "intelligent" medical oxygen cylinders.

The Gas Packaging Center

The Gas Packaging Center aims to develop and industrialize new cylinders for Industry and Health that are easy to use, safe and traceable and integrate digital technologies and new materials. Based in the Paris-Saclay Research Center, this development center works closely with our Research & Development and marketing teams.

The Cryogenic Technology Center

Located in Vitry-sur-Seine in France, this leading technical center for cryogenic production, is dedicated to incubating oxygen and other air gas production technologies with fast prototyping means, developing and testing these new technologies, and industrializing innovative and high added-value prototypes and "first of its kinds". As an example, the centre launched the first brazed aluminum heat exchangers, which are at the heart of the Group's technologies.

Centre cryogénique Vitry-sur-Seine
The Cryogenic Technology Center in Vitry-Sur-Seine, Paris (France).