Carbon dioxide is a versatile gas that is used in a variety of processes and applications that take advantage of its main properties: reactivity, inertness and coldness. Carbon dioxide is produced as either a high-pressure cylinder gas, a relatively low-pressure refrigerated liquid or a solid form as dry ice. A number of its major uses are within the food and beverage industries, where it can be used to carbonate soft drinks, decaffeinate coffee, freeze food products and maintain ideal atmospheric conditions during the transportation of food or in food packaging.
Companies in this industry manufacture carbon dioxide in compressed, liquid and solid forms. Firms supply the carbon dioxide to a diverse range of customers, including industrial, medical and specialised users. Companies involved in the production of carbon dioxide merely as a by-product as part of their production process are not included in the industry.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.