MATHESON provides complete customer solutions, offering everything from onsite air separation plants to small portable cylinders and all the services required to support these products and customer applications. MATHESON has over 300 locations in the U.S. and more than 4500 employees.
Bulk Supply of Gaseous and Liquefied Gases
Specialty Gases and Equipment
Electronics Gases and Materials
Cutting and Welding Gases
Medical Gases and Equipment
Global Helium Sources
Pipeline Supply of N2 and O2
Onsite Air Separation Plants for N2, O2, and Ar
Onsite Plants for Hydrogen, CO, and Syngas Production
Gas Purification Systems
Gas Detection Systems
Gas Handling Equipment
Our Parent Company
The Nippon Sanso Holdings Group is a global corporation with 300 group companies and approximately 20,000 staff, operating in four regions around the world: Japan, the United States, Europe, and Asia/Oceania.
Our mission as an industrial gas professional is to contribute widely to the development of global industries and the creation of a future sustainable society.
To achieve this, we develop flexible and speedy customer-oriented businesses in each region while striving to provide truly valuable gas solutions supported by systems that facilitate individual strengths to be combined freely across borders.
Proactive. Innovative. Collaborative.
Making life better through gas technology.
We aim to create social value through innovative gas solutions
that increase industrial productivity, enhance human well-being
and contribute to a more sustainable future.
Nippon Sanso Holdings Corporation’s corporate logo represents the seamless integration of state-of-the-art technology and nature, as well as the Company’s business domain, founded on its advanced technologies for controlling oxygen, nitrogen, argon and other gases. The logo also evokes the Company’s resolve to achieve growth through superior quality and transparency and to ensure a future that is clean, safe and healthy.
Blue and green are Nippon Sanso Holdings Corporation’s brand colors. They express our integrity, intelligence, and fusion of advanced technological capabilities and regard for nature.
We consider the symbol shared intellectual property of the Nippon Sanso Holdings Group and are working to acquire trademarks in our major countries of business.
In 1927 MATHESON Gas Products became the first company to offer a reliable source of high-quality scientific gases and equipment. From the start, MATHESON asserted its leadership by understanding specialty gas applications and providing products specially designed for these applications. Some of MATHESON’s more notable accomplishments include the development of the lecture bottle, now used by virtually every major college and university in the world, and the supply of ultra-pure gases that served as standards for the first gas chromatographs.
In 1999 MATHESON Gas Products merged with Tri-Gas, Inc., to form Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc. This merger combined the analytical and semiconductor strengths of Matheson Gas Products with the liquid/bulk and industrial cylinder and equipment capabilities of Tri-Gas.
In 2006, MATHESON’s Global Helium business was formed – a global producer and provider of liquid and gas phase helium. In 2016, MATHESON added 18 air separation units (ASUs), four CO2 plants, and two nitrous oxide plants. In 2017, we added a full line of industrial safety products to the MATHESON portfolio. In 2019, MATHESON added HyCO (hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and syngas) operations.
1910 Nippon Sanso Corporation Founded in Tokyo, Japan
1927 Matheson Gas Products Founded by Adam Matheson in North Bergen, NJ
1929 Matheson Developed the First Lecture Bottle
1929 Matheson Joined the Compressed Gas Association
1966 Matheson Acquired Grey Chemical, Gloucester, MA
1981 Matheson Received the Semmy Award as the World’s First Commercial Producer of Silane
1983 Matheson is Purchased by Nippon Sanso and AmeriGas/UGI
1987 Tri-Gas Established in Dallas, TX
1988 Matheson Equipment Technology Center Launched in Montgomeryville, PA
1989 Matheson is Fully Owned by Nippon Sanso Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
1990 Matheson Acquired Semi-Gas Systems, San Jose, CA
1992 Tri-Gas is Purchased by Nippon Sanso Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
1994 Matheson Acquired BandGap, Longmont, CO (now Advanced Technology Center)
1997 Matheson Gas Products Korea Plant Opened in Cheonan, Korea
1999 Matheson Tri-Gas Formed as Matheson Gas Products and Tri-Gas Merge
2004 Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation Formed as Nippon Sanso Corporation and Taiyo Toyo Sanso Corporation Merge
2004 Matheson Tri-Gas Purchased Six Air Separation Plants from Air Liquide
2006 Matheson Tri-Gas Purchased Linweld, Inc., Lincoln NE
2006 Matheson Tri-Gas Global Helium Formed
2006 Matheson Gas Products Korea Opened in Asan, Korea
2007 Matheson Tri-Gas Acquires Polar Cryogenics
2008 Matheson Tri-Gas Acquires Five Star, Cedar Rapids Welding Supply, Aeris, and Advanced Gas Technologies
2009 Matheson Tri-Gas Acquires Valley National Gases and ETOX Welding Supply
2010 Begin use of MATHESON as public brand
2011 Matheson Acquires Quimby Welding Supplies, Inc.
2012 MATHESON Acquires US Airweld, A&F Welding, Whitmer
2013 MATHESON Acquires Evergreen Supply
2013 MATHESON Acquires Continental Carbonic Products
2014 Three New ASUs into Production
2015 MATHESON Acquires Sims Welding Supply, Southern California
2015 MATHESON Adds operations in Hawaii (ASU and 5 retail stores)
2015 MATHESON Acquires 3-D Welding, Texas
2016 MATHESON Adds 18 new ASUs, Four New CO2 Plants, Two New Nitrous Oxide Plants
2018 MATHESON Acquires Weld Specialty Gas and Equipment, Wisconsin
2019 MATHESON Acquires HyCO Business in Linde Divestiture
2020 MATHESON Parent Company is Nippon Sanso Holdings Corporation
Philosophy – Vision – Values
MATHESON, together with corporate sister organizations in Japan, Europe, and Asia, is a global force, providing a network of manufacturing, customer service, and distribution.
With sites worldwide, MATHESON products can be found in every major integrated circuit plant and R/D facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia.
MATHESON Affiliate Companies
Our presence in the USA is cemented by over 170 MATHESON retail locations in 44 states, supporting our customers with expertly trained local resources for gases, equipment, and industrial safety products.
Continental Carbonic Products is the second-largest supplier of dry ice in the USA. CCPI also supplies carbon dioxide in liquid phase.
Western International Gas and Cylinders is the largest wholesale provider of acetylene in the USA. Western also supplies cylinders and specialized equipment.
Cryogenic Systems Equipment is a full-line cryogenic freezing systems manufacturer (LN2, CO2, or Cryo-mechanical) incorporating over 30 years of cryogenic design and experience.
Safety – Compliance – Quality – Environmental
MATHESON policies support the principles behind ISO certification. Please contact us for additional information or questions.
ISO9001 Quality Management Certification
ISO17025 Laboratory Quality System Certification