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Hatfield PA 19440
Tel. 215-443-9600
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May Newsletter: An Interview with Dr. Robert Syvret

EFC AT FOREFRONT OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH AND COMMERCIALIZATION FOR SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS Driven by the needs of customers, Electronic Fluorocarbons (EFC) has initiated major steps in research and development leading to the synthesis and manufacturing of innovative molecules for use in the semiconductor industry. Those molecules will eventually lead to semiconductors that are faster and more … Continued

March Newsletter: R-134a Gas Spotlight

              R-134a: Keeping the World Cool Our customers have told us they need a domestic source for R-134a (also known as 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane and CH2FCF3), and we have responded. The primary use of R-134a is as a substitute for chlorofluorocarbon (CFC-12) products in refrigeration (NAIC 33415), especially in automobile air … Continued

January Newsletter: Year End Review

Happy 2019! We hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing holiday season. We want to take a moment to reflect on the past year as well as share what we have in store for this coming year!       Hatfield Facility Expansion In January 2017, we began operating out of our newly built 34,000 square-foot … Continued

November Newsletter: Tariffs

              The issue around tariffs has been a prevalent topic in the news lately. Much of that has been centered around the impact to steel and aluminum. Many chemicals and specialty gases enter the US with tariffs that vary depending on the source of that chemical or specialty gas. … Continued

August Newsletter: Semiconductors

                Every aspect of the modern era is monitored, influenced or controlled by one or more semiconductor electronic devices. The typical semiconductor device is a complex array of transistors and integrated circuits that work in unison to provide the functionality of our computers, cell phones, televisions, automobiles and … Continued

July Newsletter: Valves

                Electronic Fluorocarbons offers both CGA (Compressed Gas Association) and DISS (diameter index safety system) valves in a variety of materials for compressed gas cylinders. CGA valves are the standard system for connecting to a cylinder transfer line with a valve outlet nut. DISS connections, consisting of a … Continued

April Gas Spotlight: Sulfur Hexafluoride

              Because of its major importance to the electrical industry, coupled with its global warming potential, sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) presents some special challenges for customers. As one of the largest suppliers and a major recycler of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), Electronic Fluorocarbons is in a unique position to help. Using … Continued

February 2018 Gas Spotlight: Octafluoropropane

    Octafluoropropane (C3F8) has a secure future, not only in the semiconductor and electronics industries, but in medicine and physics as well. Octafluoropropane (also known as halocarbon 218) is made by either chemical fluorination or by a procedure known as the Fowler process, which was created in World War II to develop enough coolant … Continued

December 2017 Gas Spotlight-Butane

                If you’ve ever held a cigarette lighter in your hand, you’ve held a container of butane. In addition to serving as a fuel for cigarette lighters (NAICS 339910), butane increases the octane level of motor gasoline; helps to produce other petrochemicals as a feedstock; replaces methane as … Continued

October 2017 Newsletter: Gas Spotlight on Neon

                The bright orange glow of a neon sign is easy to spot (NAICS 339950/3993); in fact, neon (Ne) was recognized as a new element precisely because of its bright red emission spectrum. But even though neon signs have become harder to find, neon is still used in … Continued