Forming a small but significant part of Australia's chemical sector, the Industrial Gas Manufacturing industry is involved in the production of organic and inorganic gases used for feedstocks, production inputs and a range of other uses. In addition to the bulk gases most commonly associated with the industry (oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen and argon), the industry produces a range of specialty, medical and refrigerant gases.
A range of factors have shaped the industry over the past five years including the development of new products and technologies, growing environmental concerns and changing demand patterns from key consumer markets.
Companies in this industry manufacture industrial organic and inorganic gases in compressed, liquid or solid forms. These include atmospheric gases (oxygen, nitrogen and argon), non-atmospheric gases (carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen and acetylene), the rare gases (neon, krypton and xenon) and medicinal gases.
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.