January 2005 — Luxfer Gas Cylinders have announced plans to supersede its existing 6061-alloy range of hoop-wrap cylinders in Europe with its next-generation 7000-series all-metal cylinder range beginning in June 2005. Production of 6061-alloy all-aluminium and 6061-alloy full-wrap composite cylinders will be unaffected.

Developed using a patented, stronger aluminium alloy, the Luxfer 7000-series all-metal cylinder range provides weight comparable to the 6061-alloy hoop-wrap range plus significant added-value benefits, including unlimited life and an extended retest period of 10 years.

Luxfer now offers homecare providers and medical equipment suppliers Europe’s most comprehensive choice of lightweight cylinder options, ranging from all-metal 6061-alloy and 7000-series cylinders to its premier 7000-series hoop-wraps and 6061-alloy full-wrap composites.

Vicky Butler, European marketing manager, commented: “These pioneering developments in advanced cylinder technology show Luxfer’s ongoing commitment to providing Europe not only the widest range of lightweight oxygen-delivery systems, but also unsurpassed safety and customer service across all medical market sectors.”

For further information please contact Vicky Butler on 0115 9803800, email customerservices@luxfer.net or visit www.luxfercylinders.com.