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Industrial Gases now goes for dry ice production

Industrial Gases (Pvt.) Ltd. have commenced dry ice production, with an investment of over Rs.400 m. The company’s new plant and machinery is capable of producing dry ice slabs, pellets and chips which serves the fishing, food and entertainment industries.

It can also clean and service machinery and equipment with its dry ice blasting system, which avoids dismantling of the machinery.

Since its formation in 1992, Industrial Gases (Pvt.) Ltd. in Sapugaskanda, offers quality industrial, medical and speciality gases, welding consumables and accessories ranging from high pressure gas regulators, to industrial welding equipment and accessories.

From 1997 to 2007, Messer Griesheim GmbH, of Frankfurt-Germany, established high safety standards which is strictly adhered to under a technological collaboration agreement with Sumith Guruge, the local partner who is the controlling shareholder of the company.

It was after this acquisition that the company began its production of liquid CO2 and dry ice and dry ice blast cleaning which was started for the first time in Sri Lanka. In addition, Installation of a new larger Air Separation Plant to produce high purity Oxygen and Nitrogen in liquid form was installed becoming a total solution provider to the industry.

“To satisfy the growing demand for industrial gases and allied products in Sri Lanka, IGPL has capacitated its dry ice, liquid oxygen and liquid nitrogen plant to increase its back-up stocks at all times with its new plant capable of manufacturing, filling and supplying these high demand products.

IGPL’s wide range of industrial, medical and specialty gases, equipment and welding equipment are also exported to the Maldives, said Chairman IGPL Sumith Guruge.


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