BOC has licensed its proprietary CGM technology, which helps glass manufacturers achieve significant operational improvements, to Linde AG, Linde Gas Division, Germany. Under the agreement, both BOC and Linde will independently market the technology globally to glass manufacturers. During the initial phase of the agreement, BOC will provide technical support for the technology sold through Linde. Steve Hope, vice president of BOC's global glass market sector, said, "Linde recognized the value of adding the CGM technology to its existing glass technology portfolio as a way to offer more value to glass customers. This licensing agreement means that the CGM technology is more accessible to customers throughout the world."