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SAFETY ALERT aluminum alloy beverage cylinder failures involving nitrogen carbon dioxide gas blends

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (August 1, 2008)—It has been reported to Luxfer that an older aluminum alloy CO2 beverage cylinder has failed due to over-pressurization when filled with a nitrogen/CO2 (N2/CO2) gas blend. Since the use of such gas blends to dispense beverages (e.g., beers, ales and lagers) is becoming increasingly popular in the United States, Luxfer is issuing the following guidelines concerning this usage:

Luxfer's Nottingham plant sets new production record by manufacturing one million cylinders in a single year

NOTTINGHAM, England (Dec. 25, 2006)—The production team at the Luxfer Gas Cylinders manufacturing facility in Nottingham set a new production record by making one million cylinders in 2006—and they did it just in time for Christmas.

Luxfer Gas Cylinders names SK Cylinder Corporation distributor of Luxfer products in Japan

TOKYO, Japan (July 19, 2006)—Luxfer Gas Cylinders, the world’s largest manufacturer of high-pressure aluminum and composite cylinders, announced today that SK Cylinder Corporation will become a distributor of Luxfer products in Japan.