Breaking specialty gas news
When the US House of Representatives unanimously backed measures to re-authorize the Federal Helium Program at the end of September, in many respects it was a case of crisis averted
Private equity firm Irving Place Capital and Victor Technologies announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement to sell Victor to Colfax Corporation, a global manufacturer of gas- and fluid-handling and fabrication technology products.
Specialty Gas Report has learned that Engineered Controls International, LLC, the manufacturer of the RegO® line of products as well as Goddard Valves, has been 100 percent acquired by Windjammer Capital Investors, CITIC Capital Partners, and the Engineered Controls International management team.
KROHNE, Inc. announced that it has added Oil & Gas to the industries served by Instrument Associates of Illinois, KROHNE’s representative in Northern Illinois and Northwestern Indiana.
Sherwood Valve has opened a new West Coast operations in Northern California to increase and expedite service to regional customers and distribution channels.
The reliable supply of high purity gases has been crucial in the electronics industry since the advent of the semiconductor. A broad portfolio of industrial and specialty gases, electronics gases, process gases and mixtures, and precursors, collectively termed electronic materials (EM), are required for the many stages of semiconductor and microelectronics manufacture.
Industrial Scientific has announced that more than 100,000 gas monitors are now operating on iNET®, the industry’s only Gas Detection as a Service solution.
Enabling it to provide more ‘customized attention’ to customers in the Baltic States region, Lippke (a MOCON company) has signed a distributor agreement with Interautomatika UAB, of Vilnius, Lithuania.
To consolidate it’s global presence and to offer its local customers more effective service support, PDC Machines has appointed UMW Industrial Power Sdn Bhd as its representative in Malaysia.
Voltaix acquisition finalized by Air Liquide Subscription
US-based electronics materials company Voltaix is now officially under the stewardship of Air Liquide, after the latter finalized an acquisition first announced in June.
Helium facilities to be commissioned in Qatar in Q4 Subscription
A three-way venture has officially been signed for liquid and gaseous helium transfilling and ISO container logistics and maintenance facilities in Qatar.
Where do you feel the most 'green' progress is being made?
While The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (unofficially referred to as Obamacare) continues to be a talking point here in the US, making waves on both the newswires and at government level, another significant development is taking shape in the country’s healthcare sector
The medical gases sector is in the midst of a shift in standards, analysis and delivery, from the rise of the healthcare at home market to the modernization of medical gas standards and the means of supply.
The global market for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems was valued at $4.9 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $5.4 billion in 2013, projects a new report from BCC Research.
Reflecting the industry’s developments and progress in chemical analysis, the Gulf Coast Conference 2013 was held on October 15 & 16 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center in Galveston, Texas.
Optimism ahead in helium market Subscription
When more than 100 delegates from 16 countries gathered in London for the first ever Global Helium Summit, the trends, technologies and dynamics of the helium supply chain were in focus like never before. Hosted by gasworld Conferences, the summit was the first event of its kind and provided a platform for discussion and knowledge exchange about one of the hottest topics in the scientific community.
An initiative to globally harmonize hazard classification labeling of chemicals, and hazard communication information is ushering in significant changes to Labels and Material Safety Data Sheets in the gas industry. While most readers of this article are just becoming aware of this initiative, it traces its roots to back to a 1992 United Nations conference.
Global Specialty Gases tells SGR about the change - and progress - at the company.
Rare gases – A fast growing global commodity Subscription
Let’s start with a brief background of the rare gases and the production of them for those of you who are not familiar with the basics. Williams Ramsay and Travers Morris discovered the three rare gases - krypton (Kr), xenon (Xe) and neon (Ne) - in 1889 when they found a remaining substance after distilling liquid air. These three gases are part of a family of gases, which also includes helium, argon and radon, known most commonly as the rare gases, but also are referred to as the ‘noble ...
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Pittcon 2013 demonstrated the event is in better shape than ever before, with a marked increase in attendance and first-timers.
Since the late 1990s the regulatory requirements for installing and maintaining bulk systems that supply medical gases to healthcare facilities have been continuously evolving with new and upgraded requirements. In 2013 the latest in this evolutionary process, a new training and qualification requirement for bulk medical gas system verifiers is being introduced.
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Homecare – Succeeding in a challenging business Subscription