Praxair Surface Technologies Honored with Pratt & Whitney 2018 Supplier Sustainability Award

Praxair Surface Technologies Honored with Pratt & Whitney 2018 Supplier Sustainability Award

December 20, 2018

DANBURY, Conn., December 20, 2018 – Praxair Surface Technologies (PST) received Pratt & Whitney’s 2018 Supplier Sustainability Award. This award is given yearly to recognize a Pratt & Whitney supplier that demonstrates exemplary commitment to environmental sustainability. Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines, and auxiliary power units.

“PST is committed to improving our customers’ performance while helping them to reduce their environmental footprint,” said PST Vice President of Americas, Dean Hackett. “We work with our customers to develop solutions that help them reduce their operating costs, increase their process efficiencies and improve their environmental performance.”

Recently, the aviation industry has increased its focus on replacing chrome, cadmium and other materials with more sustainable options. PST offers replacement solutions that help reduce their reliance on these materials, helping to improve their environmental performance. Other advanced coating solutions also decrease energy consumption and reduce NOx emissions.

“PST emerged as a leader among many strong applicants for this year’s sustainability award,” said Lisa Szewczul, vice president, Environment, Health & Safety, Pratt & Whitney. “We were particularly impressed with their transparency, ambitious targets and alignment with Pratt & Whitney’s environment, health and safety goals. Praxair’s use of life cycle analysis demonstrates the link between sustainability and business value. This positions them to support our commitment to reducing the overall environmental impacts of our operations and products.”

About Praxair Surface Technologies

Praxair Surface Technologies (PST), a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc., a global industrial gas company, offers a comprehensive array of high-performance coatings and technologies to the aviation, energy and other industries. By continuously advancing coatings technologies, PST helps customers improve environmental performance, decrease energy consumption, extend component life, improve productivity, minimize downtime, reduce operating costs and produce high-quality products. Additional information about PST is available at

About Praxair

Praxair, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Linde plc, is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. Praxair produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Our products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, primary metals and many others. For more information about the company, please visit our website at

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