Continuing its development in the healthcare specialty ingredients business through its subsidiary SEPPIC, Air Liquide has acquired BiotechMarine, a leading player in the design and marketing of active ingredients for the global cosmetics industry.
BiotechMarine, based in the west of France, specializes in the design and marketing of bio-based, cosmetic active ingredients made from algae. The company boasts a complete range of natural active ingredients sold all over the world.
For SEPPIC, a subsidiary in Air Liquide’s Healthcare Business Line, the acquisition broadens its product portfolio and provides it with complementary expertise in marine biotechnologies and plant cell culture.
With HMS Agamemnon, the Royal Navy’s sixth Astute-class nuclear submarine, currently under construction in the UK, Chesterfield Special Cylinders (CSC) has secured a £2m contract to supply high-pressure gas cylinders for the project.
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.
Linde Gases, a division of The Linde Group, has announced the launch of its worldwide safety program to improve the safe storage and transportation of acetylene cylinders by customers.
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