News & Articles

Specialty Gas Industry News and articles from Weldstar and PurityPlus®

PurityPlus® High-Purity Specialty Gas Regulators: Choosing the Best of the Best for Your Northern Illinois Application

PurityPlus specialty gas regulators are built to remarkably precise criteria of pressure control, which is utterly essential to the safety and fruitfulness of your work. Leery about which regulator is best for you – or how to go about finding it? Weldstar, right here in Northern Illinois, will glady help. The PurityPlus Specialty Gases & Equipment Catalog will help too. Here’s a short overview of the product to help you get started.

Which Comes First, the Food … or the Gas?

Nitrogen and food make a perfect pairing. Here are some of the most prevalent ways the food and beverage industry makes use of this gas as a food preserver and a food and beverage enhancer.

PurityPlus® Applied: CO2 for Northern Illinois-area Medical Research Involving CO2 Incubators

CO2 incubators are vital tools in medical research. They’re used to protect cell cultures that must be looked after in as sterile an environment as possible. Different types of CO2 incubators thwart contamination in the incubation chamber by different means, relative to the types of cells being nurtured. Most often CO2 incubators are utilized in stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and plastic surgery.

Ensuring Finest-Quality Gases for Gas Chromatography

The carrier gases needed in gas chromatography, beyond having to be either inert or unreactive, must be at least 99.995% pure – greater than that, on occasion! And that’s where Weldstar proves invaluable. Okay, so we haven’t existed as long as gas chromatography. But, as a highly regarded PurityPlus® partner producer-distributor, we’ve been providing chemical researchers and assorted industries with carrier gases of the utmost purity feasible for ages now. We guarantee it, too.

PurityPlus® Specialty Gases to Introduce Its New Branding at Pittcon 2018

As it has done for a number of years now, PurityPlus® Specialty Gases will be exhibiting at the next Pittcon. That, of course, would be Pittcon 2018, set for February 26 through March 1 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. This time, in Booth 3024, PurityPlus® will not only offer itself and its partners, including Weldstar, as a technical resource, but the company also will introduc its new brand identity.

Meeting the Specialty Gas Needs of Northern Illinois Microbreweries

We provide microbreweries and brewpubs in and around Northern Illinois with the specialty gases they depend on: CO2 and Nitrogen, mostly, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, in any event. And the local connection is what’s immensely important to our microbrewery and brewpub customers.

So … What’s Up with Helium?

We’re not here to assert that there isn’t an international helium shortage; the evidence is credible enough. We are here, however, to assure you that Weldstar and the PurityPlus® partner network of more than 150 specialty gas producers and distributors at 600 locations across America can easily satisfy your helium needs well into the future.

All About Argon

This article details several facts about argon, its uses, and research about its potential future applications.

Gas Chromatography

An article detailing the many processes and uses of gas chromatography.

Safely Using Hydrogen In Laboratories

With rising costs associated with the limited helium supply, those who operate and design laboratory equipment are beginning to turn more frequently to their gas suppliers for hydrogen.

Carbon DIoxide, CO2, or Super-Gas?

CO2 is used in more forms than any other gas in the industrial gas market making it one of the most versatile products sold.