WIRE)--April 14, 2014--Calibration gas manufacturer Scientific
and Technical Gases Ltd. (StG) has launched a new line of gas products
that use exclusive SGSTM (Superior Gas StabilityTM) refillable
aluminum cylinders manufactured by Luxfer Gas Cylinders.
one of Europe's largest independent suppliers of calibration gases,
offering products such as high-purity carrier gases, hydrocarbon gases,
research gases and related equipment.
Calibration gases, which
often include hydrogen sulfide or other poisonous, corrosive, flammable
or explosive gases, are generally contained in one-time-use disposable
cylinders. Luxfer SGS cylinders, on the other hand, can be refilled
multiple times, providing a safer, more economical and more ecologically
responsible solution both to gas containment and cylinder disposal.
Calibration gases can also become unstable and ineffective if they react
with cylinder interior surfaces. Because of a proprietary manufacturing
process, SGS cylinders have a consistently non-reactive,
high-performance internal surface that keeps calibration gases stable
"These new SGS cylinders from Luxfer provide very stable
gas environments that allow us to provide superior calibration packages
to our customers," said StG Chief Executive Chris Street. "Greater gas
stability means longer shelf life for gas packages, and that is
something our customers value. We hope to sell over $1 million of these
SGS products in the coming year."
Manufactured at Luxfer's
facility in Nottingham, England, SGS cylinders are available in sizes
ranging from 0.85 liters of water volume to more than 40 liters. StG is
initially using 0.85-liter and 1.6-liter cylinders. Luxfer Marketing
Director Manish Vadher commented: "We were excited when Chris and the
StG team came to us looking for a packaging solution. Our refillable SGS
cylinders not only have ideal internal surfaces for high-purity gases,
they are an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional
About Scientific and Technical Gases Ltd.
in 1996, StG has grown to be one of Europe's largest independent
suppliers of calibration gases. StG specializes in tailored solutions
for the supply of specialty gas mixtures, pure gases, chemicals and
equipment, as well as high-quality instrument gases for the analyzer
market. From its headquarters in Staffordshire, England, StG maintains a
global presence through its distribution hubs in Great Britain, Dubai,
USA, Australia, Singapore, China and Brazil. For more information, visit
About Luxfer Gas Cylinders
facilities in England, USA, Canada, France, Germany and China, Luxfer
Gas Cylinders is the world's largest manufacturer of high-pressure
aluminum and composite cylinders, including a comprehensive range of
cylinders for specialty and calibration gas applications. Luxfer Gas
Cylinders is an operating company of Luxfer Group (NYSE:LXFR). For more
information, visit www.luxfercylinders.com.