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  • ravin mirchandani
    Features

    Valves, communication and information flow

    2016-12-07T00:00:00Z

    There is a wonderful tale from the time of the great space race during the 1960s. It goes like this – when NASA scientists realised that pens could not write in zero gravity, they spent millions of taxpayer dollars to develop a pen that could write in space. The adroit ...

  • richard p schweitzer esq
    Features

    The benefits of having “A man in Washington”

    2016-12-01T00:00:00Z

    How can gases and welding distributor and manufacturer businesses feel confident that their interests are being protected and that their industry is being advocated for at the national level?

  • US stock exchange building editorial use only copyright yuriy y. ivanov
    News

    Race to the White House: Another step into the unknown

    2016-11-07T09:53:00Z

    When driving home from the office last night, I realised I was muttering along to the chorus of This Is Not America . I found myself thinking about the race to the White House and what the America of tomorrow will look like.

  • brad page global ccs institute
    Features

    CCS – The natural partner to decarbonisation

    2016-11-02T00:00:00Z

    In December last year, 195 countries signed the historic Paris Agreement, establishing an unprecedented level of global support for urgent action to address carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions. Brad Page, CEO of the Global CCS Institute, explains why giving effect to its ambition is a far greater challenge.

  • Art Waskey
    Features

    Just get over it!

    2016-11-01T07:00:00Z

    I can remember earlier in my career when I was so stressed out that I wanted to swap places with the guy with a sign on the street corner begging for money. How many times have you been so upset with yourself over stress and anxiety that you felt like ...

  • rob cockerill
    Features

    South East Asia: Home to the new Silicon Valleys?

    2016-10-31T07:00:00Z

    The global electronics business continues to grow and evolve, and the traditional home to this evolution has been San Francisco’s Silicon Valley. But with the rapid emergence of the Tiger Economies in South East Asia and the many advantages these markets offer, this tradition is being challenged by a new ...

  • rob cockerill
    Features

    Medical gas growth: Still in healthy shape

    2016-10-18T08:10:00Z

    Whether its homecare, pharmaceuticals or conventional healthcare, the medical gases business has been one of the stronger pillars for industrial gas growth in recent years, against a backdrop of economic and industrial headwinds.

  • john ospina
    Features

    CGA publications – Free with paid GAWDA distributor membership

    2016-10-03T09:53:00Z

    In retail terms, you’d consider it an amazing “two-for-one” sale or a “buy one/get one” bargain. It represents a $1,600 value (if you had to pay in real dollars), but it’s many times worth that amount in terms of the plethora of timely, relevant, and applicable information on standards and ...

  • Toby Peters, Dearman
    News

    Cold – A valuable product that shouldn’t be wasted

    2016-09-07T00:01:00Z

    Cold is an absence of energy. So it’s not surprising that our global need for cooling has largely been overlooked by policymakers as they wrestle with the energy challenges that we face. But this oversight simply can’t continue.

  • Art Waskey
    News

    Sold to the lowest bidder

    2016-09-01T00:00:00Z

    A sales rep brought in a request-for-quote (RFQ) from a local municipality. When these types of bids come out, the government affords access to the previous contract terms, pricing, and conditions; when the RFQ is awarded, you also receive bid results.