Every gases for industrial uses other than energy gases such as natural gases
Industrial gases such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and acetylene play an indispensable role in all industrial fields supporting modern society, including steel production, chemicals, automobiles, construction, shipbuilding, and food.
In a broad sense, it also includes electronic material gases for the electronics industry.
Major industrial gases we supply
Founded in 1910, we have reliably provided industrial gases with an optimal supply method for various industrial fields to support the industrial infrastructure. In 1935, we constructed Japan’s first domestically built air separation unit.
Based on our abundant technological capabilities, we have provided gas-related equipment, services, and applications to meet customer needs, and have contributed to the development of industry and reducing the environmental impact of industries.
Constituting about 20% of the atmosphere, oxygen is extremely chemically active (chemical reactions are likely to occur), has a strong ability to oxidize other substances (oxidizing/combustion-supporting), and combines with many elements.
It is mainly used for removing impurities and improving combustion efficiency in the iron manufacturing process, welding and melt-cutting of steel materials, oxidation of chemical products, and respiration in the medical field.
Constituting about 80% of the atmosphere, nitrogen is chemically inert at room temperature or at low temperatures (chemical reactions are unlikely to occur), and is difficult to combine with other substances.
It is mainly used in petrochemicals as a safe (explosion proof) gas for filling pipes and tanks, for oxidation prevention in semiconductor manufacturing and chemical products, as a sealed gas to maintain freshness in food, and as liquid nitrogen for food freezing and freeze drying.
Argon constitutes about 1% of the atmosphere and its name comes from the Greek word for laziness.
As the name implies, argon is extremely chemically inert.
It is mainly used as an atmospheric gas for material welding, metal refining, and stainless steel manufacturing.
About carbon dioxide
Carbon dioxide dissolves well in water to form carbonated water. It reacts with other substances when in its liquid state, but is an inert gas and reacts very little with other substances in its dried form.
It is mainly used for carbonated drinks, as a raw material for dry ice, and in the forced culture of vegetables in green houses.
Hydrogen is flammable and the lightest gas on earth. It has excellent heat conductivity, low viscosity, and diffuses rapidly.
It is mainly used as a propellant for rockets, clean energy for automobiles, and hydro desulphurization in the oil refining process.
Helium, with its boiling point of -268.9C, is chemically inert and consequently does not bond with other elements and compounds under normal conditions.
It is mainly used for cooling the electric coils of MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) equipment, as an atmospheric gas for optical fiber sintering, and in gas mixtures for breathing (diving gas).
Forms in which industrial gases are supplied
We safely and reliably provide industrial gases with an optimal supply system according to the conditions of use.
(Reference: Vertical poster [Supply system])
Industrial fields in which industrial gases are applied
Our gas technology, cultivated through our knowledge of industrial gases and technological skill, is used in a wide variety of fields.
We strongly support our customers’ corporate activities and contribute in a variety of ways to technological progress, industrial development, and the reduction of humanity’s environmental impact.
Industrial materials field
steel, non-ferrous refinement, glass, ceramics, cement, paper, and other materials
We provide technologies concerning new materials and innovative manufacturing processes to the materials industry, which is an indispensable part of the industrial infrastructure.
automobiles, construction machinery, bridges, architecture, and shipbuilding
We provide technologies related to the assembly and processing of automobiles and construction machinery, as well as to the manufacturing and processing of metals, ceramics, and functional materials, based on both shielding gas and atmospheric gas optimization technologies and gas control technologies.
Life science, food, and agriculture fields
medical/pharmaceutical/biotechnology, food manufacturing/processing, and agriculture/fishing/forestry
Based on techniques utilizing liquefied nitrogen at -196℃, we provide new products and technologies for the biotechnology field, including advanced medical research, pharmaceuticals, food and food markets, and primary industries.
rechargeable batteries, renewable energy, solar cells and new energy
We provide solutions applicable to the conventional fossil energy field as well as solar cells and the power storage field, both of which are essential for smart grids, and renewable energy fields such as fermentation and biological resources.
petrochemicals, chemical industry (bio-refinery), rubber, plastics, and other organic materials
We provide products and technologies that contribute to improving productivity and safety mainly in the chemical industry, such as raw material gases in processing, explosion proofing/deterioration prevention, and reaction optimization by controlling the atmosphere.