Electronic Fluorocarbons LLC has strengthened its portfolio of electronic specialty gases (ESG’s) after concluding a major new deal with multinational technology company 3M.
The company has secured a global exclusive supply agreement with 3M for the supply of Octafluoropropane (C3F8), a fluorocarbon used in both electronics and medical applications.
The new multi-year deal is seen as a significant coup for Electronic Fluorocarbons, strengthening its product range. 3M will supply its C3F8 gas, also known as 3M PFG-3218, to Electronic Fluorocarbons for global distribution in the electronics, semiconductor and refrigerant industries.
Electronic Fluorocarbons will be supplied from 3M’s Cordova Illinois facility and, operating out of its Pennsylvania facility, will distribute C3F8 around the world – with particular emphasis on the Far East and South East Asian markets.
Electronic Fluorocarbons (EFC), headquartered in Massachusetts, utilizes the latest technology for the purification and microanalysis of its legacy fluorinated specialty gases and rare gases for the medical and electronics semiconductor manufacturing industries.
As we head in to 2018, we look back on a very interesting changing market for krypton (Kr), xenon (Xe) and neon (Ne) in 2017. Ne supply this year continued to increase as new plants came on-stream while the demand was growing slowly after the big decline of 2016.
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