Supplier of Specialty Gases and Chemicals to the Richmond, Virginia Electronics Industry

The worldwide electronics industry has grown remarkably in the last forty years, and specialty gases have been a major factor in that growth – here in Richmond, Virginia as well as internationally. As insiders know, the entire semiconductor industry must have gases and chemicals of extremely high purity. They give the pure silicon that’s used in semiconductor-based microprocessors the unique properties necessary for running our ever more technologically advanced watches, smart phones, and computers.

Equally critical, the drawing of fiber optic cable also needs a protective atmosphere of high-purity helium. Conventional “twisted pair” copper wire and coaxial cable are now being replaced more and more by fiber optic cable, which has led to a continued increase in the volume of high-purity helium being purposed for the fiber cable production process. As it’s liquefied, helium turns into a low-temperature coolant that supplies superconductivity to the magnets employed in Magnetic Resonance Imaging as well as to superconducting wire that cuts down normal electrical resistance and looks promising as a means of distributing electricity with improved efficiency.  

To help sustain semiconductor research, PurityPlus® offers pure gases in VLSI, research, and electronic grades of nitrogen, helium, argon, and hydrogen. We also can deliver research quantities of high-purity reactive gases in compounds including silane, phosphine, diborane, and arsine. Besides that, we can manufacture specialty fluorocarbons, hydrogen chloride, ammonia, and ultra-high-purity oxygen for etching. These are just a sample of the gases we have for you.

Arc3 Gases further provides Richmond, Virginia manufacturers with the complete PurityPlus® line of gas equipment such as low dead-volume regulators, gas cabinets, and monitoring systems. We’ve got the products you use, typically in the reduced volumes better suited to research and development. Not only that, but you’ll be happy to know that every product we make meets every applicable industry regulation and expectation.

Our clients include companies in these industries:

  • Semiconductor (Memory Chip manufacturing)
  • Photovoltaics (Solar)
  • Light Emitting Diode (LED)
  • Flat Panel Display (FPD TV)
  • Fiber Optics
  • Superconductivity Research

To learn more about how we can serve your specialty gas and chemical needs, call Arc3 Gases at (804) 644-4521, or contact us online today.