Products

We believe it is key to eliminate all harmful components from our products. We pursue this goal with deep conviction – for the benefit of our staff, our customers, and nature.

Water-soluble paints

Since 2009, we have been using water-soluble paints instead of the solvent-based paints, which have formaldehyde as a key ingredient. Removing solvents means improving conditions for a healthier environment and healthier employees.

The life cycle of our pressure cylinders

Linear economic systems usually extract raw materials with no consideration for end-of-life scenarios. This leads to unhealthy growth (bigger, faster, farther, cheaper) … and leaves behind huge footprints that will scarcely leave room for the next generation. It’s a rat race of misleading numbers that will finish in collapse.

We try to use nature as our model, thinking and working circularly. Our products thus have not just one life, but many … a cycle of renewal, reuse, and recycling.

Type I

This pressure cylinder type has received the “Cradle to Cradle” product certificate for its environmentally-friendly manufacture and use. This labels it as a safe, sustainable product in terms of the recycling economy.

Read more: Cradle to Cradle

  • The pressure cylinder is made entirely of steel.
  • 78% of our overall steel requirement is met by recycled steel. This means that more than three quarters of every steel cylinder is made from recycled material.
  • 85% of our suppliers are from Europe. Short distances and environmentally-friendly transport are very important to us. Whenever we can, we use local sources in order to minimize our carbon footprint.

Our ultimate goal is to make the production of this pressure cylinder climate-neutral. We get closer to this goal every year.

Read more: Practices

  • The outstanding quality of this type of pressure cylinder ensures a long service life.
  • It can be refilled for up to 50 years (up to 250 times). It is cleaned when a new type of gas is filled, and the pressure cylinder is inspected every ten years for safety purposes.

Steel is always melted down and reused. This type of pressure cylinder is entirely recyclable.

Type II

  • The pressure cylinder is made of steel and wrapped in carbon fiber.
  • 78% of our overall steel requirement is met by recycled steel.
  • 85% of our suppliers are from Europe. Short distances and environmentally-friendly transport are very important to us. Whenever we can, we use local sources in order to minimize our carbon footprint.

Our ultimate goal is to make the production of this pressure cylinder climate-neutral. We get closer to this goal every year.

Read more: Practices

  • The outstanding quality of this type of pressure cylinder ensures a long service life.
  • It can be refilled for up to 50 years (up to 250 times). It is cleaned when a new type of gas is filled, and the pressure cylinder is inspected every ten years for safety purposes.
  • This type of pressure cylinder is also extremely lightweight. It is 30–40% lighter than conventional pressure cylinders. This reduces CO2 emissions during the transport to the customer, and, more importantly, during the cylinder’s long service life.
  • Steel can be completely recycled – it is melted down and reused.
  • Components such as plastic and carbon fibers can be recycled under certain conditions, but currently wind up in landfills far too often. That is why we continue to work with partners to procure materials that are completely recyclable so that they meet the criteria of a circular economy..

Type III

  • The pressure cylinder is made of aluminum and carbon fiber.
  • 85 % of our suppliers are from Europe. Short distances and environmentally-friendly transport are very important to us. Whenever we can, we use local sources in order to minimize our carbon footprint. 

Our ultimate goal is to make the production of this cylinder climate-neutral. We get closer to this goal every year.

Read more: Practices

  • The outstanding quality of this type of pressure cylinder ensures a long service life.
  • This type of cylinder is also very light. Its low weight reduces the fuel consumption of the vehicle that uses it as a fuel tank.
  • This type of cylinder promotes sustainable mobility. It is used as a tank for natural-gas-powered vehicles and for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), eliminating their CO2 emissions.
  • The inner body of aluminum can be recycled.
  • Components such as plastic and carbon fibers can be recycled under certain conditions, but currently wind up in landfills far too often. That is why we continue to work with partners to procure materials that are completely recyclable so that they meet the criteria of a circular economy.

Type IV

  • The cylinder is made of plastic and carbon fibers. 85% of our suppliers are from Europe. Short distances and environmentally-friendly transport are very important to us. Whenever we can, we use local sources in order to minimize our carbon footprint.

Our ultimate goal is to make the production of this cylinder climate-neutral. We get closer to this goal every year.

Read more: Practices

  • The outstanding quality of this type of cylinder ensures a long service life.
  • This type of cylinder is also very light. Its low weight reduces the fuel consumption of the vehicle that uses it as a fuel tank.
  • This type of cylinder promotes sustainable mobility. It is used as a tank for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), eliminating their CO2 emissions.

Components such as plastic and carbon fibers can be recycled under certain conditions, but currently wind up in landfills far too often. That is why we continue to work with partners to procure materials that are completely recyclable so that they meet the criteria of a circular economy.