Specialty Gases - North America


Pfeiffer Vacuum opens leak detection and vacuum technology facility in Indiana


Pfeiffer Vacuum has opened a brand-new 40,000 square foot facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, to better serve its North American customer base in the leak detection and high-vacuum technology space.

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CVD Equipment reports Q1 2022 results


Chemical vapor deposition and materials provider CVD Equipment Corporation has reported its first quarter (Q1) 2022 results, with revenue of $4.7m.

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The recent developments and challenges in electronic specialty gases

2022-05-02T09:00:00+01:00By Mike Corbett, Andy Tuan, Mark Thirsk

The semiconductor industry had a record year in 2021 as the continued challenges of Covid-19 had a large impact on the ways that we work, shop, attend school and entertain ourselves. All of these changes have a positive impact on semiconductor demand as they drive demand for the electronic devices ...


A key challenge to reducing argon costs

2022-05-02T09:00:00+01:00By Jonathan Harris, Vishnu Priya Ramakrishnan

Many common manufacturing processes in metals, aerospace, automotive, medical, silicon, and a range of other industries require an inert environment and use argon to achieve it. The argon used in these processes is very pure, usually 4N or 5N purity (99.99% to 99.999%). At the outlet of the process, the ...


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


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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Transformational process offers nickel-plated cylinders at scale


With the planned investment in new wafer fabs in the Midwest and Southwestern US, it is likely that there will be an increase in the demand for electronic specialty gas cylinders to support the expanded market. Many of the cylinders used for specialty gases have been nickel-plated to preserve the ...


Next gen specialty gas equipment for the North American Market

2022-05-02T09:00:00+01:00By GCE

At a time of increasing raw material costs and general inflationary pressures facing industries using specialty gases, GCE is introducing a new range of gas equipment with market-leading technology and designs which minimize installation and operational costs whilst maximizing the ease of use and safety.