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10 November 2006


Matheson Tri-Gas boosts arsine capacity

Matheson Tri-Gas Inc of Parsippany, NJ, USA has announced a significant capacity expansion and production enhancement for its hydride plant in New Johnsonville, TN, which is the company's flagship facility.

The two-phase plan, initiated in 2005, has already added over 30% more production capacity for high-purity arsine. The final phase, for implementation in January, incorporates an additional purification step for arsine production that will enable continued advancement of critical impurity reduction for the III-V market.

"With the increased demand for hydrides, such as arsine, in the compound semiconductor market, and the apparent apathy of some of the traditional suppliers to continue to deliver these hydrides, Matheson Tri-Gas is proud to step up and commit capital," says Bill Kroll, chairman and CEO. "We want to be a bigger part of the success of compound semiconductors well into the future. We believe our commitment of financial and human capital demonstrates that we 'walk the talk'," adds Kroll.