Throughout this year gasworld has covered ‘Helium Shortage 3.0’ with reports of price increases of up to 100%. Such price volatility is a real incentive to search for sustainable alternatives!
Now that carbon dioxide (CO2) monitors are legislation in most countries and laws are in place in all states in the US since a while back, it is important to know how to live with them and how to make a ‘calibration’ or check-up of the functionality of the sensors. ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
While ammonia is manufactured on a massive scale to help feed the world, it is increasingly used in important reactions in the electronics industry.
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 ...
The familiar, colorful electric glow of neon signs can transform into a powerful – and invisible – tool for making leading-edge microchips by adding small amounts of other simple gases. They’re called excimer lasers because the light is emitted by excited dimers of two molecules.
In our 3rd quarter 2016 issue, we visited medical gases from the viewpoint of sales potential by discussing the end-use applications our gases served. In this article, I want to address medical gases, and more specifically medical device mixtures from the manufacturer’s viewpoint.
Controls Corporation of America (CONCOA) was founded in 1987 when BOC divested its AIRCO equipment division in the US. Although at inception, CONCOA produced only apparatus for oxyfuel cutting and welding, the company quickly developed pressure and flow control devices for specialty gas, medical, and industrial laser markets.
Over the years, we have reported on the rapid growth of sales opportunities related to high purity hydrocarbon products. This segment of the specialty gas industry is experiencing one of the greatest booms in oil, gas, and natural gas liquids in US history. In this article we touch on the ...
The era called The Internet of Things (IoT) began almost eight years ago, according to Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group, which defines it as a period when humans are outnumbered by physical devices connecting to the Internet. Unquestionably, the proliferation of such devices is exponential.