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    The impact on rare gases due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine

    2022-05-02T09:00:00Z

    As you most likely are aware, the rare gases krypton, xenon, and neon are by-products of very large air separation plants (ASU). These ASU’s are almost all attached to steel mills. With this said, adding capacity quickly is not realistic. It takes 1-3 years to add capacity and can only ...

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    Ukraine war: The impact on rare gases

    2022-04-14T08:47:00Z

    As you most likely are aware, the rare gases krypton, xenon, and neon are by-products of very large air separation plants (ASU). These ASU’s are almost all attached to steel mills.

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    Concerns for rare gas production from Ukraine

    2022-02-28T14:48:00Z

    With a significant percentage of the world’s semiconductor-grade neon production derived from Ukraine and Eastern Europe as a whole, concerns are being raised for the stability of rare gases supply as the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues.

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    Investigation into gas build-up at Chinese nuclear plant

    2021-06-16T11:33:00Z

    A build-up of xenon and krypton is being investigated at a nuclear plant in China following claims of a potential leak.

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    CHROMIUM urges caution over fraudulent rare gas

    2020-06-29T07:23:00Z

    Rare and ultra-high purity (UHP) gases specialist CHROMIUM Ltd has urged industry stakeholders to watch out for the attempted sale, smuggling or otherwise illegal use of suspect rare gases, primarily xenon, after the company was subject to a robbery at its site in the Vladimir Region of Russia last year. ...

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    The rare gas market begins to stabilize

    2019-03-01T14:58:00Z

    Rare gases had a good 2018. We saw a stabilization of prices for xenon, a slight decline in neon and a slight increase in krypton, but no wild swings as in many of the past years.

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    Future is bright for xenon

    2019-03-01T14:41:00Z

    Xenon high-intensity arc lamps, an electric light that produces light by passing electricity through ionized xenon gas at high pressure, have a versatility which has seen its use grow year on year.

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    Serving both light and dark

    2019-03-01T11:22:00Z

    Agnes H. Baker looks at some of the most fascinating applications for rare gases for March 2019’s issue of gas world US.

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    Electronic Fluorocarbons expands Hatfield site

    2019-01-11T08:00:00Z

    Electronic Fluorocarbons is expanding both its facilities and its workforce at its new Hatfield site in Pennsylvania, with the addition of a 32,000-square-foot extension to the existing production plant.

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    Specialty gases – New applications

    2018-11-02T09:28:00Z

    Specialty gases are already the subject of a wide range of applications, the common denominator of which is their guarantee of purity or quality. Here, gasworld looks at some of the markets putting the ‘special’ in specialty gases right now.

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    Air Water builds new rare gas plant

    2018-08-22T10:48:00Z

    To expand the stable supply and sales of rare gases xenon and krypton, Air Water is building a new facility to produce them in the cryogenic air separation unit (ASU) which has been operated in Kobe Steel’s Kakogawa Plant since October 2017, The Gas Review reported.

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    Air Liquide supplying xenon and krypton

    2018-07-10T09:43:00Z

    Air Liquide has signed several new multi-year contracts worth more than €50m ($59m) and has been supplying xenon and krypton to the semiconductor and the satellite industries in three regions – Europe, US and Asia – since the beginning of 2018.

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    Creating a semiconductor

    2018-02-02T00:00:00Z

    Gases have been a key enabler of the electronics industry since the first commercial transistors and integrated circuits were produced in the mid-twentieth century.

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    Created by nature, upgraded by Cryoin

    2018-02-02T00:00:00Z

    Cryoin Engineering is one of the leading global manufacturers of rare gases, as Joanna Sampson learns in an interview with Director Larisa Bondarenko.

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    Electronics gases – The clarity and confidence driving consumption

    2018-02-02T00:00:00Z

    Rewind 3 to 4 years, and much of the conjecture in the electronics business surrounded the next wave of expected technologies and wafer fabrication processes, from 450mm wafers to 14 nanometer (14nm) node transistors to lithographic patterning.

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    The ever-changing rare gas market

    2017-12-01T11:02:00Z

    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.

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    Gases take on a new look with ultra-multi-layer 3D-NANDs

    2017-11-03T10:38:00Z

    3D-NAND flash memory devices (hereafter, called 3D-NANDs) are at the centre of still competition in creating more layers, according to The Gas Review.

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    Cryoin Engineering – A new player in UHP rare gases

    2017-11-03T00:00:00Z

    Cryoin Engineering Ltd. (Odessa, Ukraine) is one of the leading global manufacturers of rare gases – neon, krypton, xenon and helium from the air (as a by-product of neon production) – as well as gas mixtures on the basis of rare gases and stable isotopes of neon.

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    Linde reinforces robust rare gases supply

    2017-07-07T08:54:00Z

    The Linde Group is investing in its own production, increasing and diversifying its portfolio of third-party sources to meet the growing demand for rare gases in electronics.

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    Another volatile year for rare gases

    2016-12-01T00:00:00Z

    As we near the end of 2016, we look back on another volatile year for rare gases. In my previous rare gases market review (gasworld.com/2009662.article), we reported that neon (Ne) was in a very critical supply shortage during early to mid-2015…