Luxfer Gas Cylinders is the world's largest manufacturer of aluminium and composite high-pressure gas cylinders for gas storage.
From manufacturing facilities in the United Kingdom, France, United States, Canada, China and India, Luxfer supplies high-performance products to customers in more than 50 countries.
A legacy of gas-containment innovation
Aluminium gas cylinders were invented in 1941 in France by Luxfer France (then known as Société Métallurgique de Gerzat). Luxfer invented the cold-extruded, seamless aluminium cylinder in the mid-1950s and began manufacturing its first cylinders in the United Kingdom. It began producing aluminium cylinders in the United States in 1972. In 1976, Luxfer added fibre-glass-reinforced, hoopwrapped cylinders to its growing product range, followed by full-wrapped models ten years later. In 1997, the company introduced ultra-lightweight composite cylinders fully wrapped with aerospace-grade carbon fibre. These technological advancements helped make Luxfer the world’s leading supplier of life-support cylinders for firefighters and other emergency personnel. Medical cylinders are another important market, for which Luxfer manufactures a wide range of aluminium and composite models.