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The magazine of the Air Liquide Group | Industry of the future

Augmented reality, Big data, Internet of Industrial Things, additive manufacturing, blockchain, cybersecurity… The industry is undergoing a complete revolution to become more efficient and sustainable.

Industry of the future  | December 17, 2021 | 4 mins

Humans behind autonomous driving

Autonomous cars have long been considered the holy grail of automotive development. Yet for all the tantalising developments in autonomous driving in recent years and even some fully-functional prototypes, vehicles which do not require any human involvement are still some way off. Nevertheless, steps towards at least partially autonomous operation are good news for AirLiquide’s customers in the semiconductor industry.

Industry of the future  | December 09, 2021 | 4 mins

Automated vehicles: from dream to reality

In the 150 years that have elapsed since the pioneering efforts of Karl Benz and Henry Ford, cars have come a long way. With an estimated billion cars on the world’s roads and roughly 70 million of them being produced every year, the car is a defining part of human society. Designated “automobile” from the Greek autos for "self" and the Latin mobilis for “moveable”, the idea of a car which cannot only power, but also drive itself has always been a vision for the industry.

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Inauguration of the Campus Technologies Grenoble

Founded in 1962 and newly revamped, the site designs and manufactures solutions for the deep tech (space, extreme cryogenics) and energy transition (biogas, hydrogen mobility) markets.

Industry of the future  | November 15, 2021 | 5 mins

Collective intelligence for deep tech solutions

Climate change, chronic diseases, cybersecurity – sometimes, the magnitude of the challenges facing society can feel dizzying. Yet the technology for responding to these trends is not beyond our reach – quite to the contrary. Air Liquide is one of the companies developing deep tech1 solutions to tackle them, through a cooperative approach to innovation that will be the key to its success.

Industry of the future  | October 08, 2021
Air Liquide and space
Industry of the future  | September 16, 2021 | 5 mins

Training young people in digital technology in South Africa

The Air Liquide Foundation has teamed up with the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, South Africa’s flagship science center and Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest, to support information technology training for underprivileged youths. This 27-week program will help 26 students gain a much-needed vocational qualification and enter the workforce with confidence.

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"With Connect, Air Liquide has completed an important step in its digital transformation by beginning the large-scale deployment of the factory of the future"

Guy Salzgeber
Executive Vice President, Europe Industries Hub Executive Vice President
Industry of the future  | July 29, 2021 | 5 mins

In the race for innovation: electronics and deep tech

Innovation never stops. It’s the lifeblood of our customers’ industries, and it’s in our DNA. In 2020, as the world adapted to the Covid-19 crisis, Air Liquide picked up the pace to meet accelerated demand for digital technology, energy transition and scientific research.

Industry of the future  | July 21, 2021 | 5 mins

Industry: when proximity leads to innovation and agility

The health crisis has put pressure on production and logistics chains in many sectors. Air Liquide supports manufacturers in their quest for agility, competitiveness and sustainable solutions thanks to its unique strengths: technological expertise, in-depth knowledge of customer processes, its presence at the heart of local economies… And its ability to innovate relentlessly.

Industry of the future  | December 15, 2020 | 4 mins

Facilitating professional trade development for young people

As several regions of the world, including the United States, are facing a shortage of welders, Air Liquide’s U.S. subsidiary Airgas has expanded its training program. The goal? To help high school technology teachers and students learn new and advanced welding skills. One of the 29 initiatives supported nationwide by Airgas has reached 70 teachers in 12 high schools in Kansas.

Industry of the future  | July 09, 2020 | 4 mins

Supercritical CO₂: cleaner, safer and more competitive

Air Liquide and the US-based company Fusion Coolant Systems have partnered to provide a breakthrough innovation for the machining industry based on supercritical CO2.Totally unique on the market, the “Pure Cut” solution enhances performance, productivity, worker safety and sustainability.

Industry of the future  | December 11, 2018

Hydrogen: forging the future with SMR-X™ technology

In 2018, Air Liquide signed a new contract with its long-standing strategic customer Covestro, a leading global supplier of high-tech polymer materials. The Group will produce hydrogen directly on Covestro’s site in Antwerp (Belgium) using its state of the art SMR-X™ technology. It will allow for hydrogen production while offering increased energy efficiency and a reduced carbon footprint. The unit will start operations in 2020.

Air Liquide - world leader in gases
Industry of the future  | November 08, 2018

Designing new solutions with our customers

Our customers are always looking for new solutions to improve their fabrication processes and the competitiveness of their offers. In this context, increasing the quality of welding or cutting represents a key asset, in particular for metal manufacturers. To address this challenge, Air Liquide has opened an Advanced Fabrication Center (AFC) at its Delaware Innovation Campus, in the U.S. — the world’s biggest metal manufacturing market.

Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen
Industry of the future  | May 23, 2018
Understanding additive manufacturing