MIJA specialty gases

Have you ever gone deep-sea diving, had an MRI or used a cell phone? Then you have high purity specialty gases to thank for that. What are Specialty Gases? High purity gases like Helium, Nitrogen, or Oxygen, as well as other valuable gases, are what many refer to as specialty gases. Specialty gases are rare or ultra-high purity gases that consist of one single gas or a gas mixture containing components at high concentrations. They are closely scrutinized for purity from the percent range down to part per billion and sometimes even part per trillion (99.995 percent min. purity to 99.99999% ) as they are usedRead More →

When most people think of counterfeit, the first thing that comes to mind is money. But in reality, counterfeiting is a more complex issue than you’d think. Counterfeit goods are generally made from lower quality components, in an attempt to sell a cheap imitation of similar goods produced by brands consumers know and trust but tend to miss on minor details. Understanding this can help consumers spot the difference.  MIJA’s gauges are no different. Importance of a Genuine MIJA Gauge Pressure gauges serve several purposes within a variety of industries. The monitoring of gas pressure is a safety precaution and MIJA takes that responsibility very seriously. WhereasRead More →

Innovative Pressure Solutions is not just MIJA’s slogan, it’s our passion. Each year MIJA receives several new gauge inquiries, some from new customers and others from current customers, all of whom are looking for an innovative solution. In most cases, customers come to MIJA looking for a fresh perspective that is backed by over 4 decades of experience and over 1200 UL listings. MIJA’s approach to every new project is strategic with an emphasis on delivering an innovative and quality solution. In recent months, MIJA had the privilege of working in conjunction with a long-time customer’s engineering team to develop a pressure gauge that wouldRead More →

E-cig Chart

It’s a Different World The children of our generation are growing up in a completely different world than we did and especially our ancestors. As kids, most of us were out from morning till night with our friends and found joy in playing outside until the streetlights came on, riding our bikes, and making forts. Now, the average American between the ages of 8 to 28 spend an astounding nine hours a day intently bent over the electric-blue glow of a smartphone or ipad entertaining themselves on social media and streaming videos. Incidentally, social media is a feeding ground for companies and influencers to advertiseRead More →

MIJA recently received our 4th training grant in the past 20 years from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The training will be provided by Mass MEP (Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership), starting this week. During the 8-week program our primary focus will be on making process improvements as part of our Kaizen strategy, a Japanese word meaning continuous improvement. Kaizen began shortly after WWII when a number of American experts were sent to Japan to work with Japanese business managers to develop new ways to improve quality and productivity in order to rebuild its economy. Dr. Deming, a statistician was one of the experts that was sentRead More →

Today is World COPD Day and also the day before Thanksgiving. MIJA would like to wish you a happy Thanksgiving and also recognize the debilitating lung disease that impacts an estimated 251 million people worldwide, COPD. For many of us, Thanksgiving is a day full of family, friends, and over-indulgence. But if you have COPD, over eating can make you very uncomfortable. A full stomach can press against your diaphragm and make breathing even more difficult. Here are a few suggestions to help make Thanksgiving a satisfying one. When possible, limit yourself to small portions of your favorite holiday treats. Eat slowly and chew thoroughly.Read More →

If your child is one of the 26 million students that ride the school bus every day, you’ll be glad to know that traveling by school bus is the safest method of motorized transportation on the American road. According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Association), children are actually seven times safer riding on a school bus than they are in your family car. And while school buses are safe to ride in, accidents and fires do occur. School Bus Fires According to a 2016 study by John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, an average of 379 school bus fires happen annually, that’s 1-2 firesRead More →

In recognition of Respiratory Care Week, MIJA would like to give a shout out to all of the Respiratory Therapists and thank you for all you do. For the majority of the population, breathing is not something we think about, it is just something we do. People with respiratory issues such as lung cancer, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and pneumonia do not have the same luxury. Breathing can be difficult and quite uncomfortable. With the help of Respiratory Therapists, respiratory and cardiopulmonary diseases and illnesses can be managed. Today’s respiratory therapists have demanding responsibilities related to patient care and serve as vital members of the healthcareRead More →