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    PurityPlus® update

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    As IWDC’s specialty gas program enters its second decade, PurityPlus continues construction of a strong house resting on a well-planned and well-built foundation. More than 15 years ago, several influential IWDC (Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative) members and the staff organised a series of meetings to explore growth initiatives.

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    DIY marketing

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    Marketing is often misunderstood. To many it looks like an insurmountable mountain to climb with every possible view increasing in size, depth, the manpower to accomplish it.

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    A life in the specialty gas industry

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    In the early days of SGD Inc., winters were difficult for its founder and sole employee Frank Scornavacca. “I started SGD in my garage in New Jersey, and for two years I worked in that garage,” Scornavacca told gasworld. “It was pretty cold in the winter I can tell you, ...

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    A leap of faith

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    So, you want to manufacture and sell high purity specialty gases. You can make the case that you have all the resources you need to accomplish that. You have a liquid source of the raw materials, filling equipment, customers, and a desire to increase your sales and profitability of this ...

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    Helium recovery via SEPURAN®

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    Specialty chemicals group Evonik collaborated with Linde Engineering to set up a first-of-its-kind helium purification facility using a hybrid process of membrane and Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) technology in Mankota, Canada, four years ago. Alex Evans, Business Development Manager, Membranes, at Evonik Corporation, here explains how SEPURAN® works and the ...

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    High-pressure solutions

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    Grown out of a family home in Munich, Germany, Bauer Compressors Inc. has experienced a whirlwind of a journey to end up with a US base and over 75 years of experience in manufacturing reliable and durable arrays of high-pressure compressors.

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    Selecting gas mixers for Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP)

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) is an important tool for extending the shelf life of a wide variety of foods. Examples are shredded cheese, baked goods, ground meat, seafood, nuts and baby formula. MAP also reduces the need for chemical preservatives in the food.

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    From a doodle, to a $6m fill plant

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    When Keen Compressed Gas Co. first started out as an auto parts store selling acetylene to the automotive industry, its founder, Stanley Keen, never imagined it would grow into the medical, specialty and industrial gases business it is today.

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    Q&A with William ‘Bill’ Geiger

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    Q A with William ‘Bill’ Geiger, CEO, Consolidated Sciences (CONSCI)

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    Expanding amid a global crisis

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    At a time when businesses are folding and industry is struggling with the ravages of a recession caused by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Diversified CPC International (DCPC) has expanded its production and capabilities.

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    Coronavirus

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    Prior to the dawn of 2020, few of us would have heard of coronavirus. We might have seen a speculative news story around the turn of the year, a narrative describing a mysterious new virus that had taken lives in China – but it’s perhaps unlikely that we paid it ...

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    Medical gases: What is supplemental oxygen?

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    The provision of oxygen – and its supply chain – has been at the forefront of the fight against Covid-19. Yet it has always been one of the most important, life-saving gases used in medicine, since the 1800s in fact – so what is ‘supplemental oxygen’ and how is it ...

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    CPAP: What is it and what role in the fight against Covid-19?

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    Having already established the significance of supplemental oxygen from page 32, here we delve into one of the means of delivering that oxygen – CPAP. It’s been used as one of a number of means of supporting Covid-19 patients during the pandemic, so what is CPAP and how does it ...

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    What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    Amidst all of the headlines surrounding both Covid-19 and the role of oxygen in the treatment of patients, gasworld reported in April how a Louisiana-based hospital had been using Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to treat coronavirus patients.

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    Medical gases on the move

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    When the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic began to take hold, businesses across the globe confronted how this would impact their products and services. Luxfer – one of the world’s most trusted producers of high-pressure composite and aluminium cylinders – was quick to assess the implications for its life-protecting, lightweight ...

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    Cryo-EM and Covid-19

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    If cryogenic-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) is being hailed as a game-changer in long-term medical research and increasing the capabilities of those trying to make breakthroughs in diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancers and malaria, then it could also be a game-changer in the more immediate term as a means of better ...

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    Gas analysis to ensure medical gas quality

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    The Covid-19 pandemic has only underlined the increasing importance of medical gas production around the world. Even before the recent global emergency, the market for medical gases was showing a steady compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 7-9%.

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    A third way: Onsite oxygen generators

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    By the end of June (2020), the World health Organisation (WHO) had issued a warning that hospitals were facing a shortage of oxygen concentrators in the face of a Covid-19 pandemic that continued to unfold in different regions around the world.

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    Gas detection for air gas production facilities

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    In the hospital or at home, medical oxygen can be a life saver. During the coronavirus pandemic, millions of Covid-19 patients worldwide have been administered with medicinal oxygen to support their recovery. In the right hands, oxygen is highly therapeutic – but during its manufacture it can present hazards which ...

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    10 minutes with… Steve Gibbons

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    Take 10 minutes out with Steve Gibbons, of ABB Measurement Analytics, as he discusses the company, pressing applications in 2020 and Covid-19.