A new breed of blast-proof composite Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders will soon be available in India.
Confidence Petroleum India Limited, an LPG retailer and Time Technoplast Limited, a technology-based innovative polymer product company, on Tuesday announced the launch of their brand ‘GoGas Elite’ in Mumbai.
Comparing the composite cylinders with the traditional steel ones, Anil Jain, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer,Time Technoplast Limited, said, “The cylinders manufactured by us are made up of gas fibres and weigh almost half that of the steel ones.”
The lightweight translucent cylinders are manufactured using composite material which have high fire and heat resistance, are non-corrosive, UV-protected and 100% recyclable as compared to the conventional LPG cylinders.
Every composite LPG cylinder goes through a stringent 14-point quality check before it is ‘certified ok’ for commercial use.
While the composite cylinders will be 20 to 25 % more expensive, they will have a shelf life of 20 years, as opposed to the steel cylinders’ 16 years.