Neon is used in manufacturing processes in gas or liquid form. Ukraine produces about 25% of the world’s neon. The current tensions in Ukraine could cause a shortage and stall manufacturing processes and production.
Notable Manufacturing Processes
The most notable manufacturing processes that use neon include:
- Semiconductor manufacturing – neon is used in laser gas mixtures that are used to produce semiconductors using a process called photolithography.
- Aerospace manufacturing – neon is used as a coolant for very sensitive infrared imaging and detection.
- Automotive manufacturing – neon is used in lamp production.
Supply Chain Issues
Once again, global supply chain issues are causing problems for manufacturers and consumers. Many USA-based companies are now looking for USA-based suppliers for many types of components and products.
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