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Air Liquide gas molecules at the heart of our daily lives

Published on June 20, 2024

2 minutes

Air Liquide is a world leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and healthcare. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide’s scientific territory and have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902. From your mobile phones to your medicines, from your bicycle to your cosmetics, zoom in on these small molecules.

Lipstick

Lipstick

Liquid nitrogen rapidly cools the lipstick, guaranteeing its ideal shape and texture for a perfect look while maintaining a high production rate!

Smartphone & computer

Smartphone & computer

Nitrogen, argon, oxygen and helium are essential to the production of the chips in your smartphone and computer. These ultra-pure carrier gases ensure an impurity-free environment for semiconductor manufacturing processes.

Medicine

Medicine

Nitrogen, oxygen, CO₂ help preserve certain medicines' active ingredients and prevent oxidation or contamination. These gases are also used in packaging, distribution and quality control of medicines!

Metal objects

Metal objects

Carbon monoxide, hydrogen, argon, nitrogen, methanol, ammonia, acetylene are used during the heat treatment of the production of everyday metal objects, like cutlery or silverware. This improves different metal properties such as rigidity, resistance and anti-corrosion.

Bicycle

Bicycle

Low-carbon hydrogen makes it possible to produce steel while reducing CO₂ emissions from the steel industry.

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