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Study #: 2519

Published: 08/2009

Pages: 242

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Specialty Gases to 2013 - Industry Market Research, Market Share, Market Size, Sales, Demand Forecast, Market Leaders, Company Profiles, Industry Trends

US specialty gas demand will rise 3.5 percent annually through 2013. Manufacturing will remain the largest market while health care grows the fastest. Analytical gases will outpace other applications due to the increasing need to monitor pollutants, maximize production efficiency, monitor product quality, render diagnosis, etc.

This study analyzes the $2.9 billion US specialty gases industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by product (e.g., high purity atmosphere gases, noble gases, carbon gases, halogen gases), market (e.g., manufacturing, electronics) and application.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 22 industry players, including Praxair, Air Products and Chemicals and Air Liquide America.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
                                                    

SECTION                                                                      PAGE

               INTRODUCTION                                                  viii
               
          I.   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY                                                1
          
          II.  MARKET ENVIRONMENT                                               4
               General                                                          4
               Macroeconomic Outlook                                            5
               Demographic Trends                                              10
               Manufacturing Outlook                                           13
               Environmental & Regulatory Issues                               16
                   Government Agencies & Regulations                           17
                     Occupational Safety and Health Administration             17
                     Department of Transportation                              18
                     Environmental Protection Agency                           18
                     Other                                                     21
                   Trade Organizations                                         21
                     Compressed Gas Association                                21
                     National Fire Protection Association                      22
                     Gases and Welding Distributors Association                22
               Historical Market Trends                                        22
               Pricing Trends                                                  25
               International Markets & Foreign Trade                           28
               
          III. PRODUCTS                                                        31
               General                                                         31
               High Purity Atmospheric Gases                                   36
                   Nitrogen                                                    37
                   Oxygen                                                      40
               Noble Gases                                                     43
                   Helium                                                      45
                   Argon                                                       50
                   Xenon                                                       53
                   Krypton                                                     56
                   Neon                                                        59
               Carbon Gases                                                    60
                   Carbon Dioxide                                              62
                   Carbon Monoxide                                             65
                   Methane                                                     67
                   Other                                                       69
               Halogen Gases                                                   72
                   Fluorine Gases                                              74
                   Chlorine Gases                                              79
                   Bromine Gases                                               82
               Other Specialty Gases                                           84
                   High Purity Hydrogen                                        86
                   Zero Air                                                    89
                   Nitrous Oxide                                               91
                   Silane                                                      92
                   All Other Gases                                             94
                   
          IV.  MARKETS & APPLICATIONS                                          97
               General                                                         97
               Markets                                                         98
                   Manufacturing                                              101
                     Chemical Processing                                      102
                     Lasers                                                   110
                     Lighting                                                 115
                     Other Manufacturing Markets                              120
                   Electronics                                                122
                     Electronic Components Industry Outlook                   123
                     Specialty Gas Demand                                     125
                     Suppliers                                                136
                   Health Care                                                137
                     National Health Expenditures                             138
                     Specialty Gas Demand                                     140
                     Suppliers                                                150
                   Government/Academia                                        151
                     Research Spending Outlook                                152
                     Specialty Gas Demand                                     153
                     Suppliers                                                156
                   Other                                                      157
               Applications                                                   159
                   Inert Atmosphere & Purge Gases                             161
                   Analytical Gases                                           163
                   Other Applications                                         168


          V.   INDUSTRY STRUCTURE                                             172
               General                                                        172
               Market Share                                                   174
               Competitive Strategies                                         181
               Acquisitions & Divestitures                                    182
               Cooperative Agreements                                         187
               Research & Development                                         190
               Manufacturing                                                  191
                   Air Separation                                             192
                   Other Specialty Gas Production Methods                     194
               Marketing                                                      195
               Distribution                                                   197
               Company Profiles                                               199
                   Advanced Gas Technologies                                  200
                   Advanced Specialty Gases Incorporated                      201
                   Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated                    202
                   Airgas Incorporated                                        207
                   American Air Liquide Holdings, see L'Air Liquide              
                   AmeriGas Partners, see UGI                                    
                   Aqua Lung Group, see L'Air Liquide                            
                   DCP Midstream Partners LP                                  211
                   DuPont (EI) de Nemours                                     212
                   Honeywell International Incorporated                       213
                   Inweld Corporation                                         215
                   L'Air Liquide SA                                           216
                   LifeGas, see Linde                                            
                   Linde Group                                                219
                   Linweld Incorporated, see Taiyo Nippon Sanso                  
                   Maine Oxy-Acetylene Supply Company                         222
                   Matheson Tri-Gas, see Taiyo Nippon Sanso                      
                   Mills Welding Supply, see Praxair                             
                   Mitsui Chemicals Incorporated                              224
                   Norco Incorporated                                         225
                   NorLab, see Norco                                             
                   Nova Gas Technologies Incorporated                         227
                   Ozark Fluorine Specialties, see TOXCO       
                   Praxair Incorporated                                       228
                   Renewable Energy Corporation ASA                           232
                   Scott Specialty Gases, see L'Air Liquide                      
                   Spec-Air Specialty Gases, see Maine Oxy-Acetylene Supply      
                   Spectra Gases, see Linde                                      
                   Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation                             233
                   3M Company                                                 237
                   TOXCO Incorporated                                         239
                   UGI Corporation                                            240
                   Voltaix Incorporated                                       241
                   Welsco Incorporated                                        242


                                  LIST OF TABLES
                                        
TABLE NUMBER                                                                 PAGE
                                                                                 
               SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
               Summary Table                                                    3
               
               SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
           1   Macroeconomic Indicators                                        10
           2   Population & Households                                         13
           3   Manufacturers' Shipments                                        16
           4   Specialty Gas Market, 1998-2008                                 24
           5   Specialty Gas Prices                                            27
           6   US Specialty Gas Foreign Trade                                  30

               SECTION III -- PRODUCTS
           1   Specialty Gas Demand by Type                                    35
           2   High Purity Atmospheric Gas Demand by Type & Market             37
           3   High Purity Nitrogen Demand                                     40
           4   High Purity Oxygen Demand                                       43
           5   Noble Gas Demand by Type & Market                               45
           6   Helium Demand                                                   50
           7   High Purity Argon Demand                                        53
           8   Xenon Demand                                                    56
           9   Krypton Demand                                                  58
          10   Neon Demand                                                     60
          11   Carbon Gas Demand by Type & Market                              62
          12   High Purity Carbon Dioxide Demand                               65
          13   Carbon Monoxide Demand                                          67
          14   Methane Demand                                                  69
          15   Other Carbon Gases Demand                                       72
          16   Halogen Gas Demand by Type & Market                             74
          17   Fluorine Gases Demand by Type & Market                          78
          18   Chlorine Gases Demand by Type & Market                          81
          19   Bromine Gases Demand by Type & Market                           84
          20   Other Specialty Gases Demand by Type & Market                   86
          21   High Purity Hydrogen Demand                                     89
          22   Zero Air Demand                                                 90
          23   Nitrous Oxide Demand                                            92
          24   Silane Gases Demand by Type                                     94
          25   All Other Specialty Gases Demand                                96

               SECTION IV -- MARKETS & APPLICATIONS
           1   Specialty Gas Demand by Market                                 100
           2   Manufacturing Market for Specialty Gases                       102
           3   Chemical Product Shipments                                     105
           4   Chemical Processing Market for Specialty Gases
                   by Application & Type                                      109
           5   Laser Systems & Equipment Supply & Demand                      112
           6   Laser Market for Specialty Gases                               114
           7   Lamps Supply & Demand                                          117
           8   Lighting Market for Specialty Gases                            120
           9   Other Manufacturing Markets for Specialty Gases                122
          10   US Electronic Component Shipments                              125
          11   Electronics Market for Specialty Gases                         126
          12   Blanketing/Atmosphere Gas Demand in Electronics                128
          13   Etching & Cleaning Gas Demand in Electronics                   131
          14   Precursor Gas Demand in Electronics                            133
          15   Dopant Gas Demand in Electronics                               134
          16   Other Electronics Gas Demand                                   136
          17   National Health Expenditures                                   140
          18   Health Care Market for Specialty Gases by Application & Type   142
          19   Analytical & Laboratory Specialty Gas Demand                   144
          20   Health Care Demand for Sterilant Gases                         146
          21   Other Health Care Specialty Gas Demand                         150
          22   Research Spending                                              153
          23   Government/Academia Market for Specialty Gases                 156
          24   Other Markets for Specialty Gases                              159
          25   Specialty Gas Demand by Application                            161
          26   Inert Atmosphere & Purge Gases Demand                          163
          27   Analytical Specialty Gases Demand by Market & Application      168
          28   Other Applications for Specialty Gases                         171

               SECTION V -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
           1   Specialty Gas Sales by Company, 2008                           175
           2   Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures                           184
           3   Selected Cooperative Agreements                                189
               

                                  LIST OF CHARTS
                                        
CHART NUMBER                                                                 PAGE

               
               SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
           1   Specialty Gas Market, 1998-2008                                 25

               SECTION III -- PRODUCTS                                  
           1   Specialty Gas Demand by Type, 2008                              35

               SECTION IV -- MARKETS & APPLICATIONS
           1   Specialty Gas Demand by Market, 2008                           101

               SECTION V -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
           1   US Specialty Gas Market Share, 2008                            176
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