All Viewpoint articles – Page 7

  • Brad Page, Global CSS Institute 2015
    Features

    Technology and ingenuity can solve the climate challenge

    2015-12-02T06:06:00Z

    Today we face the dual challenge of achieving both energy security and a positive climate outcome. Renewables are a vital part of the abatement and energy security story. While there is no doubting their importance, they are not the whole answer in the timeframes we face. Energy efficiency is a ...

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    Airgas: A long awaited acquisition?

    2015-11-23T06:00:00Z

    The earth shook in the global gases business last week, with the news that Air Liquide had agreed the $13.4bn acquisition of fellow Tier One company Airgas, Inc., signalling a potentially seismic shift in the structure of the industry.

  • Ravin mirchandani, MACK VALVES – August 2015
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    Innovation – let the good ideas flow

    2015-08-05T06:03:00Z

    Recently, when visiting our R D Team for a review meeting, Chris Browell our Head of R D, made an observation that left me pondering. He said, “To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. But to the engineer, that glass is ...

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    American Chemical Society urges more science investment

    2015-06-29T19:23:00Z

    The American Chemical Society calls on government officials to make reliable investments in science enterprise.

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    Just crystal ball gazing?

    2015-05-12T11:46:00Z

    French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher of science Jules Henri Poincaré once stated, “It is far better to foresee even without certainty, than not to foresee at all.” That resonates with me today in Budapest, for very different reasons.

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    Business in a bipolar market

    2015-05-11T14:13:00Z

    Several years ago when writing about the US market I asked – when you’re way out in front, where is there to go? It may not be quite the same question facing Europe, but a similar conundrum exists in the region – how to realise the next wave of growth? ...

  • Toby Peters, Dearman
    Features

    Cold – The new hot topic

    2015-04-30T07:17:00Z

    Cold has long been the Cinderella of the energy debate, but that might just be changing. Toby Peters, Senior Group Managing Director of Dearman, argues that the challenge is now to turn growing awareness into action and that the international gas industry has an opportunity to play a leading role ...

  • July 2014 Kathy Hocker 10 Minutes
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    10 minutes with...Kathy Hocker

    2014-07-02T05:00:00Z

    Take 10 minutes out with Kathy Hocker, Global Head, Packaged Gas Products at Linde Gases. Hocker is relatively new to this expanded role, having previously worked at Australian subsidiary BOC, and tells us about the ‘demonstrable and fast increasing trend towards innovation in packaged gas products’.

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    CO2: What potential of possible BASF-Yara JV?

    2013-10-18T11:31:00Z

    With the news that BASF and Yara are evaluating a possible joint venture into a world-scale ammonia plant in the US, it is clear that both companies are keen to further strengthen their respective operations in the region.

  • Rick Kowey
    Features

    M&A: A view from within

    2012-03-02T08:11:00Z

    The competitive landscape of the US industrial gas business has changed considerably over the last decade. In 2001, there was still a plethora of independent distributors and producers, ranging in size from small, local, one or two-store businesses to several large regional companies formed by the fusion of firms in ...

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    Letter from the Editor: New website, new horizons

    2011-11-24T14:38:00Z

    With the launch of the fantastic new gas world website, I’m left reflecting on some of the great stories to have broken on its previous incarnation.