RIVERSIDE, Calif. (March 31, 2007)—Luxfer Gas Cylinders, the world’s largest manufacturer of aluminum and composite cylinders, has announced the formation of its new, global Alternative Fuel Cylinder Division to manufacture and sell high-performance cylinders for compressed natural gas.

The new division will be officially launched on April 2 at the Alternative Fuels and Vehicle 2007 Conference + Expo in Anaheim, Calif., where Luxfer will be exhibiting at booth number 412. Dr. Mark Lawday, Luxfer’s international AF marketing manager, will make a Technology Showcase presentation about Luxfer’s AF product line at the conference on April 2.

Luxfer also announced that a new, 21,500-square-foot cylinder manufacturing plant devoted exclusively to alternative fuel cylinders is now being built and equipped at the company’s large manufacturing complex in Riverside, Calif. A June opening is planned for the plant, which will initially specialize in Type III fully wrapped carbon composite cylinders.

Luxfer’s Hydrospin affiliate, located in Huntington Beach, Calif., is supplying aluminum liners for the Type III tanks. Another Luxfer affiliate in England, BA Tubes, may begin supplying liners for Luxfer AF cylinders in the future.

Luxfer also manufactures Type II hoop-wrapped cylinders, and the company is planning to expand its product line to include Type IV composite cylinders with plastic liners.

Luxfer cylinders are being used as part of a new Enviromech fuel system for Crane Carrier refuse trucks being built for Rainbow Disposal of Huntington Beach, Calif. A Crane Carrier truck will be unveiled at the Waste Expo Show in Atlanta, Georgia, from May 7-10.

For more information, visit www.luxfercylinders.com or contact Mark Trudgeon (951-341-2395, mark.trudgeon@luxfer.net) in the U.S. or Dr. Mark Lawday (+44-115-980-3811, mark.lawday@luxfer.net) in the U.K.