Industrial gas producer Air Products, Lehigh Valley, Pa., has completed a second expansion of its Asia Technology Center in Shanghai. The larger facility will accelerate the development of industrial gas applications and solutions for general industries, as well as the electronics industry, to support increasing demands in these high growth markets in China and across Asia, Air Products says.

Established in 2005, the research and development facility was expanded in 2007, with the current expansion doubling the lab's footprint and staff over the next year. This expansion adds standard laboratories and high-bay space for industrial gas applications, product and process R&D, and analytical and testing capabilities for electronics packaging and assembly, industrial cryogenics, water treatment, metals processing and energy applications.