Messer makes gases popular
Oxygen, nitrogen, helium, xenon or carbon dioxide are natural products that are used in industry in a wide variety of ways by virtue of their different chemical properties. In 2012, Messer launched its “Gases for Life” campaign to raise the awareness of industrial gases. Since then, the company has been making information on gases available to the public, supported by popular scientific articles on social media. Messer also provides information to schools, for example on the air separation process.
Applications of industrial gases
Argon is introduced into the space between the panes of double- or triple-glazed windows because the noble gas insulates much better than air thanks to its low thermal conductivity. Ozone is an economical and effective method of breaking down micropollutants, such as pharmaceutical residues, in wastewater. Nitrogen and carbon dioxide protect packaged food against oxidation and bacterial contamination, examples including powdered milk for infants as well as cheese, yoghurt and juice. Through its low temperature, nitrogen liquefies the gaseous climate killer CFC, which is released during refrigerator recycling – thus allowing collection and disposal of the CFCs. Carbon dioxide neutralises wastewater better and more economically than hydrochloric acids.
Find out more at www.gasesforlife.de
Messer Group GmbH
The Messer Group, founded in 1898, is the largest privately managed specialist in industrial, medical and specialty gases. Under the brand 'Messer - Gases for Life', the company is active in over 36 countries in Europe, Asia, America and Algeria, with a total of more than 90 operating companies. The international activities are controlled from Bad Soden near Frankfurt am Main, whilst the centralised functions of communications, logistics, engineering, production and application technology are managed from Krefeld. Stefan Messer, CEO and owner of the Messer Group, works together with the 5.485 employees in accordance with defined principles. These include a focus on customers and employees, responsible behaviour, corporate responsibility, excellence as well as trust and respect. In 2016 the industrial gases specialist generated consolidated sales of €1.146 billion.