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The community page offers gasworld users the opportunity to interact, whether it be with overseas colleagues, or prospective customers. Over the months to come we will bring you an array of viewpoints from our house writers, external perspectives via blogs, and of course, we welcome your input too. Use the feedback facility to comment on stories, or better still, meet your clients face-to-face with the online forum.

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Concluding the conquest: Airgas acquisition officially complete

23 May 2016 | By Rob Cockerill

So the ink is finally dry on the biggest deal in the industrial gases business in years, with the key signatures committed to contracts and glasses raised across both sides of the Atlantic. It’s official: Air Liquide has acquired Airgas, at a total enterprise value of $13.4bn.

Michael blondin - Magazine September 2015

Upheaval of the US cryogenic tank and trailer landscape Subscription

4 May 2016 | By Michael Blondin, published in gasworld magazine

On my way back from the GAWDA conference last week in Savannah, Georgia, I couldn’t help but think about how much the cryogenic tank and trailer industry in the US has been transformed in only a few short years. It’s barely recognisable from what it was only even a year or two ago.

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Energy-from-waste – A troubled technology?

29 Apr 2016 | By Rob Cockerill

Until very recently, Air Products’ Tees Valley energy-from-waste facilities were held aloft as two of the most innovative renewable energy projects in the world, and the first of their kind in the UK. Now, however, as the company prepares to exit the market at a cost of up to $1bn, the decision potentially poses questions of the technology behind those plants.

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The ‘Brexit’ – a step into the unknown for the gases industry?

22 Apr 2016 | By Rob Cockerill

Most would agree upon the effects of collapse in oil prices over the last 18 months as it has fallen to as low as $30 per barrel. Similarly, many would acknowledge that the UK steel sector remains on a knife-edge and may be yet to reach its nadir. But the Brexit is a very different story - and seemingly a step into the unknown.

Ravin mirchandani, MACK VALVES – August 2015

Social responsibility – How capitalism can make it sustainable Subscription

6 Apr 2016 | By published in gasworld magazine, Ravin Mirchandani

John Keynes and Winston Churchill were both exceptional proponents of free markets and capitalism. Keynes proffered that, “Capitalism is the astounding belief that the wickedest of men will do the wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.”

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Concluding the conquest: Airgas acquisition officially complete

23 May 2016 | By Rob Cockerill

So the ink is finally dry on the biggest deal in the industrial gases business in years, with the key signatures committed to contracts and glasses raised across both sides of the Atlantic. It’s official: Air Liquide has acquired Airgas, at a total enterprise value of $13.4bn.

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Curtain call: Final financial results from Airgas

11 May 2016 | By Rhea Healy

Airgas has released what will be its final full year financial results in a less-than traditional way. In anticipation of its looming merger with industrial gas corporation, Air Liquide, Airgas has not conducted a quarterly earnings conference call or issued financial guidance for the upcoming quarter. Instead, the US firm opted to release a lone 10-K filing report, last night.

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Linde expands Texas foothold

26 May 2016 | By JJ Koczan

Linde LLC announces the expansion of a plant overhaul and pipeline capabilities to increase its presence in the Gulf Cooast region.

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A-Gas Electronic Materials unveils new website

26 May 2016 | By Rob Cockerill

A-Gas Electronic Materials (A-Gas EM) has unveiled a new mobile-friendly website, further enhancing the company’s inclusion as part of the A-Gas International brand and showcasing the continued investment being made in A-Gas EM.

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World first as Psychoactive Substances Act comes into force

26 May 2016 | By Rob Cockerill

A new law set to put an end to the recreational use of nitrous oxide and other ‘legal highs’ comes into effect in the UK today. The Psychoactive Substances (NPS) Act 2016, introduced by the Home Office, outlaws the supply of so-called ‘legal highs’.

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CAD Cut chosen for heavy ion accelerator

25 May 2016 | By JJ Koczan

The soon-to-open Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University has selected CAD Cut to provide cryogenic cutting kits for its heavy ion accelerator.

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