Luxfer lightweight cylinders helping firefighters

Luxfer Gas Cylinders is the leading name in revolutionary developments in lightweight high-pressure cylinder technology backed by an unsurpassed history of outstanding safety and performance.

Established in 1898, Luxfer has emerged as the industry leader in life-support cylinders for firefighters, emergency personnel and industrial users of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) around the world.

Luxfer continues to develop lightweight cylinders in response to increasing demand for ergonomically designed equipment that combines dramatic weight reduction with outstanding performance.

Veronique McKellican, Luxfer’s European Marketing Director, noted that Luxfer will make a major investment in 2005 to expand the company’s capacity to manufacture high-pressure composite cylinders in Europe, including the addition of a wide range of products currently manufactured in the United States. “New composite winding equipment will be installed at Luxfer’s plant in France, which currently produces Kevlar and carbon-composite hoop-wrap cylinders used primarily for medical oxygen and life support for the fire and rescue personnel,” she said. “The investment will significantly enhance Luxfer’s commitment to optimum service levels, particularly in response to European demand for full-wrap medical oxygen cylinders and life-support breathing systems.”

For further information about Luxfer’s SCBA products and copies of Luxfer’s cylinder care and maintenance guides, please visit Hall 27, Stand No. J28 at Interschutz. Additional information is also available by visiting