Argon in Our Atmosphere

We are well aware that the air on Earth is comprised of multiple gases, oxygen and nitrogen being the two main gases. Yet Argon is another gas that is generally not as recognized as other atmospheric gases, however has proven itself to be equally important across multiple industries.

Argon is an inert, colorless and odorless gas that only makes up about 1% of the Earth’s atmosphere. Although this gas is limited in numeric quantity, it is used across multiple industries. In museums, Argon has traditionally been used for historic preservation. Historically significant documents, including the Declaration of Independence and the Magna Carta, are preserved 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.

Considering the diversity of uses for this gas, there remains a steady demand for the gas. For this reason, specialty gases like Argon are typically sold in smaller quantities and cylinders.

PurityPlus carries only the purest of Argon and a variety of other specialty gases. Visit our distributors’ page to find one of our local partners in your area.