Air Liquide introduces its exclusive BLUESHIELD™ Abrasives in Canada

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 General News
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Welcome to the latest addition to Air Liquide's flagship BLUESHIELD brand since 1963 in Canada: the BLUESHIELD Abrasives product line.

MONTRÉAL, April 3, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Liquide Canada, a subsidiary of the Air Liquide Group, world leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and health, introduced today its brand new BLUESHIELDTM

Abrasives, a product line exclusive to Air Liquide Canada, that features four different high performance abrasive solutions.

Manufactured using European technology and high quality process and standards, the new BLUECUT cutting wheels, BLUEGRIND grinding discs, BLUECHOP chop saws and BLUEBLEND flap discs have been developed to provide top safety, efficiency and durability.

Best value for money

"We are very proud of this particular new abrasives line for many reasons: it complements our existing and very popular BLUESHIELD brand, it meets the expressed needs of thousands of large and small customers in the metal fabrication field and it offers the best value for money, not only because it is very competitively priced but also because those are high quality products that are safe and reliable," explained Emilie Mouren-Renouard, Vice President, Metal Fabrication, at the launch event held in Montreal.

Launched simultaneously across Canada today, the BLUESHIELD abrasives products are now available at all Air Liquide stores. To find the nearest Air Liquide location in Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan, call 310-WELD (9353); elsewhere in Canada, call 1 800 817-7697. Interested customers may also view the BLUESHIELD Abrasives In Action video shown at

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About Air Liquide in Canada Air Liquide started its activity in Canada in 1911 and has now a team of more than 2,500 employees working to serve more than 200,000 customers and patients across Canada. In all of the country's key industrial regions from coast to coast, Air Liquide offers innovative solutions — gas, equipment and services — in a wide variety of sectors: aeronautics, automotive, agri-food industries, chemical, metallurgy, metal fabrication, mining, oil and gas and healthcare.

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About BLUESHIELDBLUESHIELD™ is a choice brand within the Canadian welding industry, living up to its reputation of excellence, innovation, reliability and top performance. These products are carefully selected to offer great value for customers and are manufactured to our specifications.  The BLUESHIELD™ product line comprises a range of exclusive welding filler metals, safety gears, welding gases, equipment and apparatus, and now abrasives, including Canadian-made products offering very competitive pricing.

The world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 65,000 employees and serves more than 3.5 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide's scientific territory and have been at the core of the company's activities since its creation in 1902.

Air Liquide's ambition is to lead its industry, deliver long term performance and contribute to sustainability. The company's customer-centric transformation strategy aims at profitable growth over the long term. It relies on operational excellence, selective investments, open innovation and a network organization implemented by the Group worldwide. Through the commitment and inventiveness of its people, Air Liquide leverages energy and environment transition, changes in healthcare and digitization, and delivers greater value to all its stakeholders.

Air Liquide's revenue amounted to 20.3 billion euros in 2017 and its solutions that protect life and the environment represented more than 40% of sales. Air Liquide is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (compartment A) and belongs to the CAC 40, EURO STOXX 50 and FTSE4Good indexes.


SOURCE Air Liquide Canada

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