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8 August 2022
In this video, employees of the Blozo metal ware factory - in Vlaardingen, the Netherlands -, explain why and how the new Qlixbi cylinder system offers added value to their daily work. You will also learn why American football is important to this Dutch company…
18 July 2022
In Pijnacker, a township nestling between Rotterdam and The Hague, you’ll find WKS Welding and Construction’s workshop. The company makes high-quality steel doors in every size and shape – pivoted, hinged, sliding, etc.
16 May 2022
Malvern Panalytical manufactures sophisticated measuring equipment used to analyse a wide range of raw materials. Techniques such as liquid chromatography, microcalorimetry, spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction are used, inter alia, to measure grain size and shape, moisture content and viscosity, as well as chemical identification, contaminant detection and analysis, and more.
11 April 2022
Volunteer for International Experience (VIE) is a programme that encourages young graduates to build an international career. After completing her VIE programme, Estefania Torres Avila (28) was offered a job as Energy Back Office Manager in Paris. But her story begins on the Spanish coast...
4 April 2022
For now, they’re still in a modest shed at the Regimentsdok in Nieuwegein, but given the ambitions of Santos Boats and the market interest, it seems likely that the company will eventually have to look for a much bigger location...
21 March 2022
Noort Klima Services, in the North-West business park in Rotterdam, specializes in assembling, maintaining and repairing vehicle heating and cooling systems.
7 March 2022
Initially, she only signed up for an Air Liquide internship. But it was such a good experience for both parties, she was soon offered a contract as a process technologist...
28 February 2022
While the European Climate Change Programme is rapidly increasing the importance of R744, the HVACR sector itself is starting to discover the advantages of this special refrigerant gas...
4 October 2021
It’s well known that gas purity has a significant influence on the reliability of laboratory measurement results. What is less well known is that the quality of pressure equipment is also very important.
27 September 2021
Surrounded by woodland in Houthalen-Helchteren, Belgian Limburg, stands a castle dating back to the 16th century where today top-quality abbey beers are brewed.
20 September 2021
Gases are not the first things that spring to mind when you think of a construction site. Nevertheless, gases are indispensable for welding or cutting up reinforcement nets and steel beams, among other things. For larger construction companies operating internationally, it’s often quite a challenge to get the right gases to the right place at the right time. Air Liquide's new Construction Yards Team is changing all that.
6 September 2021
Mars Hens, 33, had his first welding experiences at Sensata Technologies. Today, he makes furniture and artistic creations in the Moktamee community and is looking to become established as an independent welder/carpenter...
30 August 2021
Thibault is in charge of coordinating maintenance in the production facilities, as well as fixing any problems. "It’s pleasant working at Air Liquide. This is partly because they’re open to new ideas and also because you’re given real responsibility from day one, which means you develop your professional skills fast."
9 August 2021
By day Nicola D'abbenigno works in his family's pizza restaurant, but he prefers to spend his free time renovating his home. He has already welded a new interior staircase and added two beautiful balconies to the front of the house...
19 July 2021
Joining Air Liquide two years ago through the VIE programme (Volunteer for International Experience), Morgane Dignan, 28, has now secured a permanent contract as Digital Transformation & Innovation Manager.
28 June 2021
Bas Menzing (45) was recruited just over a year ago as a Sales Representative at Air Liquide’s Manufacturing & Process (M&P) department. He advises customers about gases — usually delivered in cylinder bundles or tanks — and systems to produce gases on site.
21 June 2021
In Waalre — just south of Eindhoven in the Netherlands — there’s a company designing and building innovative solutions for beer tanks. The basic principle: bringing the quality and taste of the brewery to the consumer’s glass.
14 June 2021
One major reason why food has limited shelf life is the oxygen in the air outside. This encourages a wide range of bacteria and microbes to develop which attack the food.
26 May 2021
Nitto Belgium — part of the global Nitto Group, headquartered in Japan — is based in Genk, where there’s a production unit and a knowledge centre comprising several specialist laboratories.
8 March 2021
Florence Berbers – 35 years old and living in Wavre, just south of Brussels – has been working at Air Liquide since 2010. A few months ago she was appointed Deputy Manager at the Remote Operation Control Center (ROCC) in Evere.
8 March 2021
After years of working as a hairdresser, Willy decided to dramatically change course and retrain to be a welder. Today, she welds aluminum for luxury yachts at a shipyard in Makkum.
1 March 2021
Conventional gas cylinders target mainly industrial environments and larger businesses, but often prove less suitable for smaller companies. This is more often due to physical properties such as size and weight, but also to the traditional rental system. Simo Aittola, owner of the HVAC installation company Pyhäjoen LVI-Tarvike, explains why he chose to work with ALbee…
25 January 2021
The VDL Group is an international family business of Dutch origin which today employs 17,000 people in 106 companies. One of these companies – located in Oss, the Netherlands – is VDL Mast Solutions.
11 January 2021
Most laboratories attach great importance to safety. Nevertheless, incidents that could be avoided still happen, some with serious consequences. Below is an overview of the five most common safety issues linked to using gases in laboratories.
9 November 2020
Olga Zouboff’s story is living proof that it’s possible to combine a successful career at Air Liquide with motherhood. Olga (37) works as an Energy Manager and is a mother of two...
14 September 2020
In this video you will discover how to use Air Liquide's e-Mixture guide to quickly and effectively find the right gas mixture...
20 April 2020
Laboratories operate very differently from businesses in several respects, and this applies to both research laboratories and commercial operations. At least that’s the opinion of Kim Vissers, R&A key account manager at Air Liquide.
10 April 2020
Crescendo CVO, an adult learning service with 21 branches in Flanders and Brussels, offers a comprehensive welding course as one of its options. It’s a course that attracts professional welding hopefuls and eager hobbyists alike.
16 March 2020
The exclusive world of superyachts is normally completely alien to mere mortals, except for those who actually work in the sector, of course. Tenderworks is a Dutch shipyard that supplies tenders to superyacht builders such as Feadship, Oceanco and Lürssen.
16 December 2019
ARCAL Technical Line gas mixtures speed up the work and make welding steel, stainless steel and aluminium more efficient.
21 October 2019
Safety in the lab is the subject of a new white paper published by the group, confirming that health and safety remains a top priority at Air Liquide. The document can be downloaded here.
16 September 2019
Provan’s Business Unit Manager, Dirk Lacquaye, talks about the Belgian metalworks subcontractor, two-time winners of the prestigious ‘Factory of the Future’ award.
1 July 2019
Provan, a Belgian company active as a subcontractor for metal works, has already twice been awarded the prestigious Factory of the Future award. The company employs around 80 people, spread over two production facilities, one in Genk and one in Bilzen. The cooperation with Air Liquide has been in place ever since the company was founded in 1998.
20 May 2019
Waffles, pancakes and ice cream: not the ideal diet for cyclists, but the sale of these goodies does help to ensure there are sufficient funds to take part in the 1000 km voor Kom op tegen Kanker cycling race.
15 April 2019
At first glance, there appears to be little difference between the argon gas mixtures offered by the various suppliers, but Air Liquide’s relaunched ARCAL range has some very special features.
18 March 2019
More and more laboratories are carrying out analytical measurement on isotopes, not surprising considering that isotope analysis can often offer unique insights. But, there’s a catch.
4 February 2019
In 2018, the Traxx Racing Team bagged no fewer than twelve Supercar Challenge podium places, four of which were first place. As a result, the team were champions in the Supercar Challenge Sport class and, for the second time, won the overall Supercar Challenge title. Impressive results, but what does Air Liquide’s ALbee range have to do with this?
17 December 2018
Konings partners with drinks businesses to take care of their bottling and packaging needs. With its head office in Zonhoven, Belgium, the company has developed into a major player in the international drinks sector.
16 July 2018
Industrial users often struggle to decide whether they’re better off having gases delivered in cylinders - or sets of cylinders - or having a gas tank or generator installed on-site.
25 June 2018
Dry ice is best known for its use as a cooling agent in the transport and food sectors, but it is also extremely effective when used to clean machinery in the food and pharmaceutical industries.
1 June 2018
Companies that infringe the cold chain regulations run considerable financial risks. Not least because it could lead to serious health problems for the consumer...
14 May 2018
Dry ice is becoming increasingly popular in the food sector. The refrigerant has already proven its usefulness in hospitality, catering and e-commerce, and is now also being used in the preparation of food products...
7 May 2018
“All over the world, we have built successful partnerships with the top 5 petrochemical companies,” explains Patrick Hondsmerk, Research & Analysis Sales Director Benelux at Air Liquide. “Today, it is our ambition to further develop our activities and collaborations in the oil and gas market in Europe.”
30 April 2018
Thanks to these not-to-be-missed party tips, you turn every party into an unforgettable event.
16 April 2018
Air Liquide customers can choose from several options for the delivery of industrial gases. The most common choices are packaged gas, which is supplied in individual cylinders or cylinder packs, and bulk on site. For the latter, a fixed or mobile gas tank is installed at the customer’s site. Having options is critical for any industry, but how do you decide whether to opt for packaged gas or bulk on site?
26 February 2018
Dry ice has long remained relatively unknown, but for some years now the product has been growing increasingly popular with companies from the transport and e-commerce sectors. In addition, dry ice is also widely used in the food and pharmaceutical sectors and for cleaning machines.
19 February 2018
Scott Specialty Gases in Breda (the Netherlands) is one of Air Liquide’s renowned production sites, specialising in the manufacture and sale of high-quality multi-component gas mixtures, high-purity gases and associated gas materials. These products find their way to customers in a variety of industries around the world.
22 January 2018
As the name suggests, the Flemish Water Technology Network is a knowledge centre for water technology. Of course, waste water treatment is an important aspect of this, but the organisation also maps out sustainable solutions for recovering energy and raw materials from water.
15 January 2018
Governments and consumers continue to make increasing demands – as indeed they should – with regard to the application of hygiene in the food industry. Air Liquide’s latest Cryo Cabinet generation – a series of high-tech cryogenic cabinet freezers – introduces various innovative techniques to meet these demands.
4 December 2017
CMB – the acronym for Compagnie Maritime Belge – has built a ferry to transport its employees back and forth between the left bank of the Scheldt river and CMB’s head office on the Gerlachekaai in Antwerp. A smart solution that enables employees to avoid traffic jams on the Antwerp ring road. But what really makes it special is that the ferry is powered by hydrogen.
27 November 2017
The International Society of Beverage Technologies – ISBT for short – distances itself from commercial activities and only deals with the technical side of the beverage industry. Gary Robson, Vice President of the ISBT, explains the importance of the Beverage Gases Technical Committee – one of the nine technical committees within the ISBT – and what the opportunities and challenges are regarding the use of CO2 in the drinks industry.
6 November 2017
At first sight, there seems to be little point in comparing the packaged gas offerings of different suppliers with each other. The products seem almost identical, leaving only pricing as a differentiator. In practice, however, there is much more to it than that…
23 October 2017
It is well understood that the presence of oxygen in liquids such as drinks, sauces, olive oil or pharmaceutical preparations leads to oxidation. And since oxidation has a detrimental effect on shelf life, it is advisable to limit the amount of oxygen as much as possible. ‘Oxygen management’ describes the set of measures designed to ensure that the oxygen residue in the end product is kept to a minimum.
2 October 2017
In October 2017, Cryotainer and Air Liquide concluded a takeover agreement, making Air Liquide the new owner of the company based in Schiedam in the Netherlands.
14 August 2017
“Our vast gas pipeline network obviously plays an important role in this context,” says Philippe Ritzky, Commercial Director for the Large Industries segment. “But we go much further than that. We build strategic partnerships in which we work together to seek synergies, create value, share risks and exchange expertise.”
27 June 2017
The words ‘Operations Control Centre’ evoke images of clever technicians sitting behind a console dotted with all kinds of gauges, switches, levers and buttons, minutely studying a battery of monitors.
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