All articles by Nick Parkinson

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    Google ends Loon project

    2021-01-25T09:26:00Z

    Google has shut down its Loon project, which hoped to make giant helium balloons an alternative to cell towers in remote areas of the world.

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    Help is at hand

    2021-01-18T12:35:00Z

    Faced with changing demographics over the last decade where buyers are shifting to online shopping, further accelerated by our current global pandemic, the Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) is offering its members a way to improve their e-commerce strategy.

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    Meeting demands, staying innovative

    2021-01-18T12:24:00Z

    For Harris Products Group, a Lincoln Electric company, 2020 was a strong year for its specialty gas sector with an increased demand for products such as its changeover systems. In the last 12 months, Harris also provided critical help in setting up temporary hospitals to treat overspill patients suffering from ...

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    FIBA increases vaporiser production

    2021-01-18T09:32:00Z

    FIBA Technologies, Inc. has stepped up production of its vaporisers to meet demands from hospitals across the US and beyond.

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    Helium: Understanding the market in 2021

    2021-01-15T13:37:00Z

    If the message this time last year was that everything you knew was about to change, then with the dawn of 2021 we are on the cusp of that significant step change in the global helium business.

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    New VMG manifold gets patent

    2021-01-15T12:20:00Z

    Vendor Managed Gas Telemetry (VMG) has had the patent accepted for its Automatic Reserve Fill Smart Manifold TM , a manifold that automatically switches over to the reserve cylinder, so you never need to worry about downtime caused from running out of product.

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    CGA, Chart explain how industry is meeting demand for medical oxygen

    2021-01-14T09:54:00Z

    The Compressed Gas Association (CGA) and Chart Industries say the industrial gas industry is taking steps to ensure US hospitals do not run out of oxygen.

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    SYOXSA finds solutions to keep hospitals supplied with oxygen

    2021-01-13T17:08:00Z

    SYOXSA, Inc. is overcoming challenges to supply hospitals with life-saving oxygen needed to treat coronavirus (Covid-19) patients in the El Paso area of Texas, US.

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    Nikkiso sells turboexpander business line to Air Liquide

    2021-01-08T08:47:00Z

    Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries’ Clean Energy and Industrial Gases Group, a part of Japan-based Nikkiso Co., Ltd, has sold its Turboexpander Business Line to Air Liquide.

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    SuperFlash launches subsidiary LaserCore™

    2021-01-06T09:52:00Z

    SuperFlash LLC has launched a new subsidiary LaserCore™ which it says “will allow distributors to offer major fibre and carboin dioxide (CO 2 ) laser cutting consumables to their customers”.

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    Houston Plating & Coatings announces new cylinder plating processes

    2021-01-05T17:06:00Z

    Houston Plating Coatings (HP C) has developed new, proprietary electroless nickel (EN) processes and equipment to plate the internal surfaces of high-pressure gas cylinders.

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    Meritus Gas Partners, a new packaged gas distribution platform, is formed

    2021-01-05T09:30:00Z

    Gas Innovations and Atlas Welding Supply, in conjunction with a growth investment from AEA Investors’ Small Business Fund, have combined to form Meritus Gas Partners, a new packaged gas distribution platform.

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    Welding Chemicals Inc. launches Superior Welding Chemical Products line

    2021-01-04T16:27:00Z

    Welding Chemicals Inc. has launched its new Superior Welding Chemical Products line to meet the most demanding industrial welding needs by reducing and eliminating the detrimental consequences of a bad or contaminated weld.

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    Denbury must pay APMTG Helium LLC $35m

    2021-01-04T15:13:00Z

    The Wyoming Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal from Denbury Resources which has been ordered to pay APMTG Helium LLC over $35m in damages and interest for undelivered helium.

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    GAWDA SMC gets moved back to May

    2020-12-18T16:49:00Z

    The Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) Spring Management Conference (SMC) has been moved back from 29th-31th March to 24th-27th May, 2021.

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    WeldNow launches, to focus on wholesale welding distribution channel

    2020-12-16T16:12:00Z

    A team of industry veterans with more than 100 combined years of welding and wholesale industry experience has launched WeldNow, LLC, a digital wholesale partner focused solely on product categories for welding distribution.

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    Old Airco, BOC, Linde office gets demolished

    2020-12-14T16:38:00Z

    Demolition of the old US headquarters of Airco Industrial Gases, BOC Gases and Linde Gases, in Murray Hill, New Jersey began on 11th December.

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    Cryomech Inc. completes construction of new facility

    2020-12-10T15:54:00Z

    Cryomech Inc. has officially completed the construction and relocation of their new facility in Syracuse, NY.

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    Getting you back on the road

    2020-12-02T14:41:00Z

    Eighteen months after the birth of Premier Cryogenic Services, LLC (PCS), the company is busy, backlogged and building for the future. Despite the challenges presented to businesses by the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, PCS has been working hard to provide essential rehabs, retests and repairs of cryogenic equipment from its ...

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    Remote control

    2020-12-02T14:33:00Z

    During the coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown, Fives Cryo Inc. did one of its repair jobs remotely with the help of a Go-Pro. At the time, it was thought of as an emergency and temporary measure, a solution to the social distancing restrictions in place to stop the spread of the virus. ...