All Specialty Gas Report articles

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    Monitoring exposure to ethylene oxide

    2020-06-01T05:00:00Z

    AMETEK MOCON’s Baseline® 9100 gas analyzer is being used to minimize exposure to the sterilizing agent during coronavirus.

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    Tips on recruiting and training for specialty gas positions

    2020-03-02T06:00:00Z

    The specialty gases segment is one of few markets that has shown resilience during periods of recession and has become an attractive growth path for packaged gases businesses, both large and small alike.

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    Clean fuels containment

    2020-03-02T06:00:00Z

    Jim Gregory, European Business Development Manager for Alternative Fuels at Luxfer Gas Cylinders, discusses the challenges facing containment and cylinders when it comes to the increasing demand for clean fuels.

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    Process gases: Leading the search for sustainable alternatives

    2019-11-11T06:00:00Z

    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!

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    Living with CO2 sensors

    2019-11-11T06:00:00Z

    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. ...

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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 ...

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    Fermilab: Unlocking the secrets of the universe

    2017-06-01T00:01:00Z

    What are we made of? How did the universe begin? Imagine working on the answers to these really big questions. Well, that is exactly what the scientists at Fermilab have been doing for the past 50 years.

  • Jack Marrin, Scott-Marrin
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    A lifetime spent as a spec gas innovator

    2017-06-01T00:00:00Z

    There will be lots of time to tend to the impressive botanical gardens that thrive on the five acres that surround his home, and there will be domestic and international travel with his wife and business partner of almost 50 years. 

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    Excimer laser gases

    2017-06-01T00:00:00Z

    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. 

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    Medical device mixtures

    2017-06-01T00:00:00Z

    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.

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    CONCOA – Precision gas controls

    2017-06-01T00:00:00Z

    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.