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    10 minutes with...Dillan Fernando

    2018-12-03T06:00:00Z

    Take ten minutes out with Dillan Fernando, General Manager, Sales and Marketing, at Afrox, as he discusses his new role at the company, as well as the best thing about working at Afrox. 

  • Afrox Managing Director Schalk Venter
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    An interview with Afrox

    2018-10-01T05:00:00Z

    “Our key goal is to be a thoroughly modernised business, one that continuously drives change, not one driven by it,” says Afrox Managing Director Schalk Venter in an interview with Joanna Sampson.

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    Medical market potential in South Africa

    2018-08-01T06:00:00Z

    With an estimated population of more than 56 million in 2018, the medical market need – and potential – in South Africa is certainly significant.

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    On-trend: Recovery and reclamation of refrigerant gases

    2018-05-02T10:33:00Z

    Like vehicle emissions, one of the most commonly acknowledged or understood areas of environmental concern surrounds fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases). It’s become something of a buzz term in the wider specialty gases and chemicals business in recent years.

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    The helium heatmap: revisited

    2018-01-03T09:26:00Z

    gasworld explores where’s hot and getting hotter in the evolving global helium heatmap.

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    Regional markets – Focus on North Africa

    2017-11-03T00:00:00Z

    In 2016, the North African industrial gases business – incorporating Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia – generated revenues of $330m, up from $150m in 2006, indicating an average annual growth rate of just over 8%.

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    Regional markets – Focus on Southern Africa

    2017-10-04T00:00:00Z

    In 2016, the Southern African industrial gases business generated revenues of $535m, which is up from $210m in 2006, indicating an average annual growth rate of just over 8%.

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    Regional markets – Global update

    2017-09-01T00:00:00Z

    After a rather disappointing year for the global industrial gases business in 2015, many hoped that 2016 would mark the start of a much-needed recovery. Yet, as all major industrial gas companies released their second quarter results, there was little sign of any notable improvement.

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    Better times ahead

    2017-06-01T00:00:00Z

    When The Linde Group revealed its first quarter 2017 results on 28th April, it completed a week of seemingly positive financials among the major players. So what are these signs of encouragement, and how much can we read into them?

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    Carbon capture – The CO2 business in 2017

    2017-04-05T00:00:00Z

    Based upon my estimates today, the US CO2 market may approach around 9.8 million short tons of utilisation this year, with most sectors essentially following the relative growth (or shortfall) within the corresponding markets of the sectors they serve. Globally, this merchant market total is over 20 million tons annually. ...

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    Helium – Stable, for the near future

    2017-01-04T11:43:00Z

    The helium industry is a fascinating one. It is also an exciting and fun industry to work in…most of the time. It is a truly global industry with far more similarities to the oil and gas industry than to the traditional industrial gas industry, which is much more ‘local’ in ...

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    Helium One – A journey of discovery

    2017-01-04T11:12:00Z

    One of the most promising new developments in the global helium business last year was the emergence of Helium One, the arrival of a potential new stakeholder in the market with untapped resources in helium production.

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    The 2016 worldwide helium market

    2016-09-01T00:00:00Z

    The worldwide helium market demand in 2016 is about 5.9 billion cubic feet (Bcf) (see Figure 1). This is flat compared to 2015, and a decline of about 100 million cubic feet (mmcf) from five years ago due to demand destruction and global economic weakness.

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    Regional markets – Global update

    2016-07-06T00:00:00Z

    As the 2015 industrial gas year drew to a close, many of the ongoing trends within the industry – and externally – showed no signs of abating. Indeed, midway through 2016 these same dynamics appear to continue; though underlying growth in sales and volumes generally remains relatively strong, the global ...

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    The helium heatmap

    2016-06-01T00:02:00Z

    gasworld explores what’s hot and expected to get warmer in the evolving global helium heatmap in 2016.

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    Regional markets – Focus on Africa

    2016-06-01T00:01:00Z

    Recent regional analyses from gasworld have focused on the industrial gas markets of Europe, a region currently in the midst of various challenges and, potentially, on the cusp of a break-up of its current guise. This month our emphasis is on Africa, a continent where challenges are nothing new – ...

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    Helium One – A new horizon in helium sourcing

    2016-06-01T00:01:00Z

    In November 2013, two geologists were travelling through the Tanzanian Savannah on their way to a gold prospect. To pass time during the long drive, one of them flicked through a publication lying on the back seat of their Landcruiser, entitled ‘Industrial Minerals in Tanzania, An Investor’s Guide’.

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    What is a hydrogen fuel cell?

    2016-04-06T00:00:00Z

    Consisting of a single electron orbiting a single proton, hydrogen is the simplest element in the universe – but this simple element can release almost three-times more energy than natural gas. The fact that hydrogen fuel comes with zero carbon emissions (its only by-product is water and heat), has made ...

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    10 minutes with...Ali Aman

    2016-01-06T05:02:00Z

    Take 10 minutes out with Ali Aman, Assistant General Manager – Industrial Gas at Brothers Gas, who discusses the company’s products and services, the company’s recent rebrand, and what’s next on the horizon for the company.

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    MENA – The industrial gas promised land

    2015-09-30T06:01:00Z

    Despite anti-government protests spreading throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and economic turmoil sweeping the globe as an impact of the tumbling oil price, the future remains bright for the MENA industrial gases market. The MENA region is attracting increased interest and investment in the core industrial ...