Order for composite cylinders

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Hexagon Composites' newly acquired subsidiary, xperion Energy & Environment, has received an order for hydrogen high-pressure cylinders from Air Products GmbH in Germany. The X-STORE high-pressure cylinders will be used in trailers for transportation of hydrogen to German industrial customers by Air Products. ‘We are proud to enter into a business relationship with Air Products, one of the leading hydrogen providers in the market,’ said Hartmut Fehrenbach, business unit director at xperion. ‘While there is still a considerable fleet of Type 1 steel trailers in the European transportation market, we observe a tendency for Type 4 composite solutions successively replacing steel. This confirms that our Type 4 cylinders are the preferred alternative to traditional steel cylinders in terms of weight, safety and design.’ Deliveries are scheduled to commence by the end of first quarter and through second quarter of 2017.

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