All articles by Nick Parkinson

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    Google ends Loon project


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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™


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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. ...