Specialty Gas Report

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    Driving new electronics materials

    2018-02-02T10:49:00Z

    Electronic Fluorocarbons (EFC), headquartered in Massachusetts, utilizes the latest technology for the  purification and microanalysis of its legacy fluorinated specialty gases and rare gases for the medical and electronics semiconductor manufacturing industries.

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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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    Less is Moore

    2017-12-01T10:52:00Z

    Electronics manufacturing is a highly complex sequence of adding and subtracting material, with the resulting sum yielding circuits sometimes less than one hundred atoms wide. For over 50 years, Moore’s Law has driven an industry to make smaller devices on larger scales.

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    Securing the lab

    2017-12-01T10:50:00Z

    Our laboratories are vital to research and development, as well as to the production of countless products. For many industrial gas distributors, supplying gases and related equipment to laboratories is an important part of their business.

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    Specialty gases in the electronics and semiconductor industry

    2017-12-01T10:50:00Z

    The roots of our digital lifestyles certainly are semiconductors, which allow for the creation of complex transistor structures. Semiconductors are crystalline or amorphous (non-crystalline) solids with distinct electrical characteristics.

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    US refrigerant market in a state of waiting

    2017-09-01T00:00:00Z

    A-Gas International Commercial Business Development Manager Ken Logan provides an update on how the US is reacting to the new presidential administration.

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    Modified Atmosphere Packaging

    2017-09-01T00:00:00Z

    We are in the business of manufacturing artificial atmospheres. For want of a simpler explanation, that’s what we do. We start off with a perfectly fine atmosphere that surrounds our Earth and, through our special magic, we separate it into its individual components.

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    Ammonia: A feedstock providing the platform for electronics

    2017-09-01T00:00:00Z

    While ammonia is manufactured on a massive scale to help feed the world, it is increasingly used in important reactions in the electronics industry.

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    Food Safety Modernization Act update

    2017-09-01T00:00:00Z

    Producers and distributors of specialty gases in food and beverages need to know that the new regulations for the Food Safety Modernization Act (21 CFR Part 117) are now officially in effect.

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    A safe approach to gas purification

    2017-06-05T15:09:00Z

    Ultra-high purity gases are a necessity in many industries, including fabrication of electronics, photovoltaic, and lighting components, as well as generation of high purity carrier gases for laboratory, medical and life science uses. In many cases, the end-users may be unaware of the risks associated with selecting, installing and operating ...