Gas Profiles


Natural gas – Essential, everyday but unpredictable


Used in heating, cooking and electricity production, many facets of modern life could not exist without the fossil fuel natural gas.

Cylinders Calibration gases

Calibration gases – The precision genre

2011-11-18T13:38:00+00:00By Jane Dawson

This month’s gas report looks to Gasco Affiliates, LLC, a specialist calibration gas company, for an informed insight into the precise science that is, calibration gases.


Dry ice – A significance that’s far from subliminal

2011-11-18T10:35:00+00:00By Jane Dawson

Dry ice comes in many forms, from pellets to slices, and serves a range of applications, from standard refrigeration to revolutionary blast cleaning – as gasworld reveals.

China's economy

Chloro chemicals – Tied to China

2011-10-01T13:10:00+01:00By Jane Dawson

Chloro chemicals are a group of compounds defined by their chlorine content. Jane Dawson explores the market for chloro chemicals in this month's gas report.

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Nitrous oxide – Not a laughing matter

2011-09-01T11:04:00+01:00By Jane Dawson

Commonly known as laughing gas or sweet air, nitrous oxide (N2O) is a colourless, non-flammable gas with a slightly sweet aroma. Jane Dawson explains the market dynamics for this gas.

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Laser gases – Chosen for success

2011-08-01T10:33:00+01:00By Jane Dawson

Laser gases have developed a long way since their inception back in the 1960s, to permeate the very fabric of modern life.