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Air Liquide America Specialty Gases LLC announces price changes

Air Liquide America Specialty Gases LLC, the subsidiary of American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc. that supplies specialty gases throughout the U.S., announces it will raise prices for nitrous oxide.

The price increases will be 15 percent for all bulk and cylinder nitrous oxide. Existing product discounts may also be reduced or eliminated. These changes will become effective July 1, 2011, and will vary based on customer geographies, volumes and existing customer contracts.

Air Liquide is committed to maintaining the high level of service expected by its customers. Price adjustments have become necessary due to rising operating costs associated with energy, labor, regulatory requirements, and ammonium nitrate, the feedstock used in manufacturing nitrous oxide. The nitrous oxide market has not experienced any substantial price adjustments in several years.

Air Liquide America Specialty Gases LLC supplies ALPHAGAZ pure gases and SCOTT high-performance gas mixtures, along with gas distribution equipment and related services. Applications include environmental monitoring, laboratory and scientific research, industrial hygiene and safety, automotive engine testing, hydrocarbon processing, homeland security, manufacturing process control and many others. Air Liquide products and innovative services are available throughout North America directly and through its ALNET distributor network.

For additional information or to purchase products, visit www.alspecialtygases.com, call 800-217-2688 or send an email to solutions.center@airlquide.com.