SOL Spa is engaged in the production, applied research, and distribution of industrial pure and medicinal gases; and home-care medical and medical equipment businesses in Italy and internationally. It produces, markets, and distributes oxygen, nitrogen, argon, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, acetylene, nitrous oxide, helium, gas mixtures, refrigerating gases, medicinal gases, special gases, and high purity gases. The company also supports hospitals in planning, constructing, and managing centers for the distribution of medicinal gas and vacuum from the centres for the stocking and/or production of therapeutic and technical gases to the single users; and centres for the distribution of gases to laboratories, as well as supplies various materials for medicinal gas centres. In addition, it provides services to hospitals, such as air control in operating theatres; training of hospital personnel in charge of using the gas; and medicinal air through SOLAIR systems and SOLVAC vacuum systems. Further, the company offers gases, as well as related equipment, materials, and technologies for energy and industrial customers; technologies used in the treatment and elimination of industrial and domestic waste; equipment for cryogenics and for the regulation of the gas flow; and liquid helium for appliances in the field of superconductivity and nuclear physics. Additionally, it sells and rents CO2 blasting equipment, and provides cleaning services to building façades and monuments, as well as offers gaseous mixtures for use in the food and agriculture industry. The companys products are used in chemical, electronics, iron and steel, engineering, and foodstuff industries, as well as in environmental protection, research, and health sectors. The company was founded in 1927 and is based in Monza, Italy. SOL Spa is a subsidiary of Gas and Technologies World BV.