Acetylene is a high-performance fuel gas with a wide range of applications - a true all-purpose gas in gas welding and cutting technology. Acetylene is always the right choice, whether for welding, cutting, flame cleaning, flame spraying or gouging. For special applications such as flame cutting, however, Messer also offers other fuel gases like Grieson© which are somewhat more advantageous in terms of supply (storage and transport). Traditionally, acetylene is produced through a reaction of calcium carbide with water. Today, though, Messer supplies European customers mainly with acetylene obtained from petrochemical processes. Other fuel gases supplied by Messer are also petrochemical by-products.