News & Articles

Specialty Gas Industry News and articles from Weldstar and PurityPlus®

SF6: The “Perfect” Gas for the Northern Illinois Utilities Industry

Weldstar has emerged as a key provider of dielectric gases – also known as insulating gases – for the Northern Illinois electrical utilities industry. Gases of this kind are since we first set up shop. The one attribute that makes this commodity so [[desi|[prefe]140]rable in so many types of laboratory situations – most notably as a refrigerant – is its capability of sustaining temperatures conspicuously lower than the freezing point of water.

Northern Illinois Specialty Gas Equipment Spotlight: Gas Purifiers

Here at Weldstar, PurityPlus specialty gases for commercial, industrial, medical, scientific, and agricultural use are what we’re primarily known for selling. But customers recognize they also can count on us for everything required to transport, cache, check on, and employ those gases safely. One such category of equipment they truly value is our line of gas purifiers.

High-Purity Analytical Gases for Northern Illinois Laboratory Research

Weldstar is pleased to be the PurityPlus Partner catering to research laboratories in and around Northern Illinois. Independent third-party certification of our processes and our products proves the purity of our gases, enabling researchers to pursue their analytical objectives with confidence.

The Need for Nitrogen in Northern Illinois Pharmaceutical and Biotech Applications

We’ve already talked about the uses Nitrogen gas (N2) in the food and beverage industry. As you might infer, though, considering the amount of this gas in our atmosphere, nitrogen has all kinds other equally worthwhile uses. Weldstar, your Northern Illinois PurityPlus Partner, is particularly active, for instance, in delivering nitrogen to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Zeroing In on High-Purity Gases for Northern Illinois Laser Welding

Today, Weldstar, one of over 150 PurityPlus Partners at 600 locations coast to coast, is proud to be a trusted Northern Illinois supplier of the high-purity specialty gases so necessary to the gas laser welding process. Our primary customers are majorly automated high-volume manufacturers. Those associated with the automotive industry are likely the most visible cases in point.

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 success of your work. In the dark 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 an ideal 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 cared for 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, primarily, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, in any case. 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.