Argon’s growing demand is leading to concerns among US distributors of a tightening in demand.
Argon sales are being driven by the demand from the thriving metal fabrication and electronics industry.
It is one of the most preferred shielding gases for shielding metals from oxidation during welding and in the aerospace, aircraft and automotive industries, as argon is used to weld parts and frames. Argon gas provides the inert atmosphere needed for rapid cooling and heating of materials, so it is used for manufacturing semiconductors, flat panels, solar pv cells and microelectronic devices in the electronics industry.
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