Argon is the third most abundant of the mixture of gases in the air, the concentration being approximately 0,94% by volume. It is inert, non-toxic, colourless, odourless and tasteless. Supplied in high pressure metal cylinders and manifolded cylinder packs.

Afrox MSDS no. 994-334


  • Argon is used in plasma jet torches.
  • The high temperature preparation, refining and fabrication of many materials must be carried out in an argon atmosphere.
  • Argon is used as a shielding for GTAW applications and for GMAW of aluminium.
  • Argon is used for purging applications when an inert atmosphere is required.
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