Praxair China Investment Company, a subsidiary of Praxair Inc., opened a state-of-the-art global technology center in Shanghai to support the company’s development and implementation of applications technologies. The center houses laboratories, including pilot and demonstration facilities, to support a growing team of Praxair engineers and scientists who work with customers in China in the steel, combustion, metal-fabrication, metals and materials-processing segments. The laboratories will enable the company to work closely with business partners and customers to develop innovative products.