Solvay develops onsite fluorine gas production units

Solvay develops onsite fluorine gas production units

1:26 AM, 23rd August 2011
Solvay develops onsite fluorine gas production units
Solvay headquarters in Belgium.


BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Solvay will test a new on-site electronic grade fluorine gas (F2) production unit at its industrial site in Onsan, Korea. The unit will be installed at a customer site. This production equipment with a capacity of 100 metric tonne electronic grade F2 gas per year makes it possible to produce this rather limited quantity in a cost-effective way. And as the device is modular, it is easy to increase capacity if needed.

F2 is a good replacement for nitrogen trifluoride gas (NF3) as cleaning gas in the photovoltaic, semiconductor and display industry as F2 has no global warming potential compared to NF3. Furthermore, replacing NF3 with fluorine gas decreases both the consumed gas volume and the cleaning time, enabling increase productivity for customers.

“With this breakthrough technology we can offer customers tailor-made solutions. We will be able to offer any quantity, from a limited number of kilos to several hundred tonne pure fluorine gas per year,” said Bernd Wilkes, Senior Executive VP, Global Business Unit Special Chemicals, Solvay.

“This proprietary technology combines significant advantages for the environment with clear productivity improvements and cost savings for customers,” he added.

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