Rob Cockerill's articles

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    CO2 supply: The most important lesson, and still the simplest one

    2019-03-13T06:56:00Z

    For some, the carbon dioxide (CO2) shortages of 2018 in Europe and Mexico will live long in the memory. For the media and public at large, it was a ‘storm in a pint glass’. For many end-users it became a crisis in their operations.

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    Linde plc reports 5% increase in 2018

    2019-03-08T14:12:00Z

    Linde plc, the industrial gases global leader created from the merger of Linde AG and Praxair, anticipates 2019 sales growth to be lower than the 5% it experienced in 2018.

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    Focus on Europe

    2019-03-04T11:11:00Z

    In many ways, the timing for this month’s focus on the Europe market could not be more apt – growth forecasts in Europe have recently been released and the EU looks set to lose one of its members in the UK as ‘Brexit’ comes to fruition.

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    Specialty gas outlook

    2019-03-04T10:31:00Z

    The growth rate for industrial and specialty gas consumption is not uniform across the world, with demand often driven by a country’s GDP growth and therefore fluctuating across the established and emerging economies. As GDP rises and lifestyles improve, generally speaking the demand for gases also picks up.

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    Air gases in oil and gas

    2019-03-04T10:13:00Z

    weeklyMuch of the talk today is about clean fuels, green energy and the hydrogen economy in particular. Taking the next step in a diversified energy mix has never been more important. But there is little doubting our continued reliance on the oil and gas business in the here and now, ...

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    A whirlwind week in industrial gases

    2019-03-04T08:56:00Z

    ‘Whirlwind’ perfectly summed up the crossover week of February into March 2019 as a raft of M A announcements ramped up throughout the week and essenially culminate in a new complexion on the global gases business.

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    Messer-CVC finalise Americas acquisitions

    2019-03-01T17:06:00Z

    The Messer Group has confirmed its joint venture with CVC Capital Partners has acquired the majority of Linde’s gases business in North America and certain Linde and Praxair business activities in South America.

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    Water treatment – An application thirsty for air gases

    2019-03-01T15:02:00Z

    Think of water and the chances are you’ll picture vast oceans and waves, or remember that reminder you have to keep your daily water intake at a certain level, or you might  even think of a burst water main that you were inconvenienced by recently.

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    Acme Cryogenics acquires Cryogenic Experts

    2019-02-04T21:59:00Z

    Acme Cryogenics, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Cryogenic Experts, Inc. (CEXI), the Southern California designer and manufacturer of vaporizers and accessories.

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    The Rocky Mountains report

    2019-02-04T15:27:00Z

    Our first US regional report of 2019 returns to the Rocky Mountains region, the smallest of the regional US markets but a robust and growing market with some notable developments chalked up over the last year.