Viewpoint – Page 3

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    Anticipation and agility in digitisation

    2018-12-05T05:10:00Z

    As part of a panel of speakers here in Kuala Lumpur this morning, I was at the core of discussions surrounding digitisation. It’s a theme I have covered extensively in the last 18 months, though the topic I was tasked with this morning was a perhaps more onerous strand of ...

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    Diverse cultures, shared goals, stronger prospects

    2018-12-04T08:23:00Z

    There are so many slightly altered traditions, customs and processes, and yet the way two people or two businesses from across the world go about their daily lives is incredibly similar. The gases industry is inherently the same too, the difference here is the ‘emerging’ status of the region and ...

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    CCS speeds ahead in China

    2018-12-03T06:00:00Z

    China continues to set the pace in deploying CCS as a vital climate change technology, explains Dr. Xiangshan Ma, Country Manager – China, for the Global CCS Institute.

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    Solid results for Linde

    2018-11-15T11:44:00Z

    These appear to be a very solid, if not impressive set of results for the soon to be supplanted Linde Group, ahead of its mega-merger with Praxair in the New Year.

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    Building a formidable sales team

    2018-11-01T17:09:00Z

    Early in my career I thought I would never want the responsibilities of becoming a sales manager. The stress from the activity and decisions I was required to make as a salesman seemed overwhelming. As I matured, those daily tasks became less challenging and I found myself ready for a ...

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    What now for the global gases business?

    2018-10-22T14:25:00Z

    This is undoubtedly a big day, a big month and a big year for the global gases business. With the merger of Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG we witness the crowning of a new leader in the field, the single biggest player in the industrial gases business.

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    An industry refocused

    2018-10-22T14:22:00Z

    With the completion now imminent of the mega-merger between Praxair and Linde, the uncertainy is removed and the global gases industry can refocus on what lies ahead and arguably what it does best – innovating.

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    Hydrogen: A day to celebrate

    2018-10-08T09:14:00Z

    When I began writing about hydrogen just over 11 years ago, I couldn’t have envisaged a National Hydrogen Fuel Cell Day and may well not have believed that we would have the kind of infrastructure for hydrogen fuelling that we do today.

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    Why new Swindon hydrogen station is significant

    2018-10-04T15:06:00Z

    The new public access hydrogen refuelling station in Swindon, UK from ITM Power and Johnson Matthey is significant for a number of reasons.

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    How robust is your CO2 supply chain?

    2018-10-01T05:00:00Z

    How robust is your carbon dioxide (CO2) supply chain? An economic, reliable and continuous supply of CO2 is not always certain. An extreme illustration of this was seen last summer during around the time of the FIFA World Cup.

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    Always be ready for another lesson learned

    2018-09-03T10:01:00Z

    As a sales manager I am constantly learning new lessons. Regardless of age or experience we all always have opportunities to expand our skills, and sometimes this comes through lessons that may be personally painful…

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    Millennials at work

    2018-07-05T10:59:00Z

    In the last several years, I have had the privilege of working with the brightest of our next generation of sales producers. According to Forbes BrandVoice, Millennials (aka “Gen Y” or “Yers”), ages 21 to 37, will comprise more than one of three adult Americans by 2020 and 75% of ...

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    CO2 shortage: Lessons learned?

    2018-07-03T10:14:00Z

    I can remember where I was when news of the great CO2 shortage broke; I was still in the birthing centre a little while after welcoming our second daughter into the world.

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    CO2: Finally some recognition for a much maligned gas

    2018-07-02T15:25:00Z

    If the carbon dioxide (CO2) shortage of the last fortnight has taught us nothing else, it has served up some welcome widespread awareness for the integral role of this invaluable gas in our everyday lives.

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    This was always a marathon, not a sprint…

    2018-06-14T13:49:00Z

    So the European Commission (EC) has reportedly rebuffed the original merger proposals put forward by Praxair and Linde, issuing a confidential Statement of Objection (SO) in the latest step of this marathon of a mega merger.

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    Steel tariffs – what impact?

    2018-06-01T15:14:00Z

    Few of us will be able to pick up a newspaper, check out the news online, or turn on the TV/radio without hearing about a possible trade war in-the-making, but at what cost for the gases industry around the world? Rob Cockerill explores a steely issue for the metallurgy markets. ...

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    Intriguing times in the Americas…

    2018-05-18T09:44:00Z

    What an interesting time to be in the industrial gases business, and particularly so in the Americas region. News of Corning Painter’s departure from Air Products this week is the second big executive departure to be disclosed in as many months in the US.

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    Time well spent

    2018-05-02T08:00:00Z

    I love working with Millennials (Next Gen, or Generation Y). In my senior years, I have had the privilege of working with the brightest young minds as they progress into outside sales.

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    Here today, definitely there tomorrow – distributive LNG

    2018-04-25T11:08:00Z

    What seemed to unite everyone in the room today was the belief, or rather conviction, that LNG has a key role to play in the global energy transition and that there is significant potential to be explore in the Europe region, among others.

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    Calls to action from hydrogen stakeholders

    2018-04-24T13:59:00Z

    Stakeholders from within and outside of the hydrogen business have aligned in their calls to action here in Amsterdam, writes Rob Cockerill.