Specialty Gases – Going from Strength to Strength


The specialty gases business of 2015 continues to go from strength to strength, both in its make-up and its growth potential. Several pillars of growth increasingly drive specialty gas demand, while innovations in production processes, engineering, equipment, and distribution have transformed the specialty gas business throughout the decades.

These ultra high purity (UHP) products are now produced in hundreds of locations, rather than just a handful, and the verve for this business continues to strengthen in 2015. The common denominator in specialty gas applications is quality — and standards are rising, with end-users increasingly seeking a combination of the ideal purity and mixture accuracy for their process.

Users reporting to regulatory authorities, for example in pharmaceuticals, demand the utmost in accuracy and traceability. Likewise, in the laboratory, the trend is for higher productivity, greater accuracy, and better repeatability. High purity and UHP gases and precision blends of gases are produced to meet these very specific needs. The demand is such that it is increasingly attracting the eye — and investment — of the wider industrial gas community too, SGR understands.

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