An unanticipated hydrogen gas supply constraint has forced Höganäs, Sweden, to close its metal powder production in Niagara Falls, New York, which has resulted in the loss of 33 full-time workers.
An automotive and aircraft brake pad manufacturer, food fortification company, and water treatment company, Höganäs produces metal powder in its Niagara Falls facility. A full shutdown of the Niagara Falls plant is scheduled for December 1.
In August 2021, Höganäs’ long-term hydrogen gas provider stated with short notice that they were closing, resulting in the facility’s hydrogen gas supply being eliminated. In order to minimize the consequences and find a solution to this difficulty, Höganäs has looked at all possible options.