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Hydrogen gas supply shortage forces Höganäs to close production

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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.

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