Praxair, Inc., Danbury, CT, has formed a separate metals technologies business called Praxair Metals Technologies, dedicated to the commercialization of technologies and services for the global metals industry, including Praxair's patented CoJetª gas injection system. The new business is headed by Michael J. Douglas, vice president, Praxair Metals Technologies, who reports to Dennis H. Reilley, president and CEO. The new business will direct the development and marketing of technology for licensing process control software and technical services in energy conservation, product quality and productivity to steel, aluminum, and others metals customers around the world.