Sulfur Hexafluoride Supplier to Western Michigan GTW, the top supplier of this colorless, odorless, liquefied gas in Western Michigan, ships it in cylinders and tube trailers under its own vapor pressure, as prescribed by established industry standards and practices. Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF₆) is usually produced in batches by the direct fluorination of high-purity sulfur. Sulfur Hexafluoride’s reasonably high density and lack of motion render it an excellent candidate for utilization as an electrical insulator in high-voltage transformers, transmission lines, and microwave antennas. It also has been used as an insulating gas in double-windowpane glass. That SF6 is a high-density inert gas can prevent its use as well as expand it; it’s been identified as having a high Global Warming Potential (GWP). Given this fact, research is now seriously in play to discover a more environmentally attractive alternative to lessen its use. To date, it is still widely accepted as the preferred insulator in high-voltage applications, but it’s best applied wisely and brought back for reclamation rather than simply vented in the process of repairing equipment. High-purity Sulfur Hexafluoride is used extensively as an etchant in semiconductor assembly, as a manageable source of fluorine. If you require Sulfur Hexafluoride or need specifics on how it’s most often used, talk with the specialty gas experts at GTW. We distribute PurityPlus® specialty gases, the gases most demanded in Western Michigan. Contact us online or call us at 616-754-6120. We’ve made it our top priority to provide you with the finest service available in our area.