Air Products awarded large nitrogen contract by South Korean firm

Posted on 6 Apr 2016 by Tim Brown

Air Products has been awarded a long-term contract by JCET STATS ChipPAC Korea (JSCK), a large semiconductor packaging and test services provider, to supply tonnage quantities of nitrogen to its new production facility in Incheon, South Korea.

Air Products will build, own and operate a new on-site nitrogen plant, which is expected to come onstream in 2016, to produce gaseous nitrogen for JSCK’s new facility located in the Yeongjongdo development area of the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ).

Air Products will start supplying JSCK with liquid nitrogen from another one of its facilities beginning the middle of this year.

“We are honored to have been selected to support JSCK’s expansion plan and look forward to growing together with our valued customer,” said Kyo-Yung Kim, president of Air Products Korea. “Air Products has been a leading supplier to electronics customers worldwide thanks to their longstanding trust in our safety and reliability, as well as product and service quality. We will continue to bring innovative and efficient gas solutions to meet market needs.”

STATS ChipPAC is one of the leading semiconductor packaging and test services providers for many leading global customers in the communication, consumer and computing markets and is ranked fourth in the world’s packaging market with manufacturing operations in Singapore, South Korea and China.

Its new production facility will use Air Products’ nitrogen for the manufacture of advanced flip chip, wirebond and 3D packaging solutions.

Air Products is a world-leading Industrial Gases company celebrating 75 years of operation. The company’s core Industrial Gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverage.