PORT OF CATOOSA,
Okla.-Luxfer-GTM Technologies, a joint venture between GTM Technologies and
Luxfer Group (NYSE: LXFR), has moved into a new production facility here in a
modern, 2,000-acre industrial park. Situated on the Arkansas River near Tulsa,
Okla., the Port of Catoosa is the largest inland port in the USA.
president of Luxfer-GTM, said: "This move allowed us to consolidate three
separate manufacturing facilities under one roof, which has streamlined and
significantly improved our operating efficiencies at a time when our product
line is expanding and our sales are growing."
Located at 5785
Bird Creek Avenue, the new Luxfer-GTM facility features an array of modern
material-handling equipment that can accommodate the company's wide range of
products from small pickup-towable trailers to 52-foot-long bulk gas transports.
The new facility includes a welding and assembly shop, high-pressure testing
equipment and a research and development and test lab, as well as high-pressure
filling capabilities for the company's growing line of hydrogen products.
The facility is
now producing products for Luxfer-GTM's three primary markets: compressed natural
gas (CNG), hydrogen fuel cells and industrial gases. Luxfer-GTM products are either
gas transports or systems, all of which use lightweight Type-3 carbon composite
cylinder technology manufactured by Luxfer Gas Cylinders.
Overview of products produced at the new
G-Pak™ gas transports, which fit in the back of a pickup truck, are used for refueling
hydrogen and CNG vehicles and drones.
the other end of the hydrogen product spectrum is Luxfer-GTM's Quadrum450™
transport, the largest hydrogen bulk gas transport on the market today with a
capacity more than three times that of the largest steel tube trailer. "Our Quadrum450™
and its sister, the Tridum450™, are changing the way high-pressure gases such
as hydrogen and helium are distributed throughout the USA by dramatically
lowering distribution costs," Koonce said.
GRC™ (gas-recovery cart), a new, portable solution for problems arising from
CNG venting, allows natural-gas vehicle maintenance facilities to recover
natural gas from a vehicle that is undergoing maintenance, to store the gas
temporarily, and then to return the gas to the vehicle-thus mitigating unsafe
emissions. "This is the only portable cart on the market that addresses growing
concerns about venting gas to the environment," Koonce said, "and it is out in
front of new, stricter regulations mandating changes."
CPR™ (constant-pressure refueler) supplies a continuous source of high-pressure
hydrogen to fill 5,000-psig tanks used on hydrogen-powered forklifts that are
replacing traditional battery-operated forklifts in warehouses of Walmart,
Nike, BMW and other leading companies.
hydrogen fuel cell generators are the first commercially available, portable, zero-emission,
zero-noise power systems that can provide continuous electrical power for up to
18 days before refueling is needed. Fuel cells offer 60 percent operating
efficiencies compared to traditional gasoline- or diesel-powered generators,
which are only 20 to 25 percent efficient.
"Thanks to our
new facility, we now have the capacity not only to build these existing products,
but also to keep adding innovative new products to our line," Koonce said.
About Luxfer-GTM Technologies and Luxfer
Technologies (www.luxfergtm.com) was founded in 2013 as a joint venture between
GTM Technologies and Luxfer Group. The company headquarters is in San
Francisco, California. For more information about Luxfer-GTM products, call
(415) 856-0570 or email email@example.com.
U.K.-based Luxfer Group (www.luxfer.com) is an advanced materials technology company specializing in the design and manufacture of high-performance materials, components and gas-containment devices for environmental, healthcare, protection and specialty end-markets. The Group's Luxfer Gas Cylinders Division is the world's largest manufacturer of high-pressure aluminum and composite cylinders and a major supplier to the Luxfer-GTM joint venture.