Argon in the Atmosphere

It is well known that the air on Earth is comprised of multiple gases, oxygen and nitrogen having the highest amounts. Yet Argon is another gas that although does not have as high of a concentration in the atmosphere, has shown itself to be equally important across multiple industries.

Argon is an inactive, colorless and odorless gas that only makes up about 1% of the Earth’s atmosphere. Although this gas is limited in quantity, it is consumed throughout various trades. In museums, Argon is utilized for historic preservation. Historically significant documents, including the Declaration of Independence and the Magna Carta, are maintained using Argon. Unlike Oxygen, Argon does not degrade the paper or ink of these, especially delicate documents. Argon is also used as a gas shield in the welding industry for arc welding.

Given the many uses for this gas, there remains a steady demand for the substance. For this reason, specialty gases like Argon are typically sold in smaller quantities and containers.

PurityPlus provides only the purest of Argon and an array of other specialty gases. Visit our contact us page to learn more on the specialty gases we provide.