2016 saw huge opportunities for the specialty gases industry. Traditional markets – particularly North America – have remained the top consumers of industrial gases. However, in recent years we have seen newer markets, including Asia and Southeast Asia, grow in importance.
Nitrous oxide (N2O), often referred to as laughing gas, is used in the high-tech thin film industries of semiconductor and LCD display manufacturing. Where the electronics manufacturing market is concerned, N2O is clearly no laughing matter.
When the freshly-revised fluorinated gas (F-gas) regulation came into force two years ago, it really put the pressure on those in the refrigerant business to switch to more environmentally-friendly alternatives – with its impact being widely felt by those in the sector today.
The era called The Internet of Things (IoT) began almost eight years ago, according to Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group, which defines it as a period when humans are outnumbered by physical devices connecting to the Internet. Unquestionably, the proliferation of such devices is exponential.
Gas purity analysis is an important aspect of bulk and specialty gas production, and affects a number of industries including petrochemical, biotech, and electronics manufacture. Understanding the concentration of gases in a mixture and monitoring for the introduction of impurities has often required the use of complex separation and multiple ...