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HandyTube Launches CNG Plus™ Tubing for a Growing Industry

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

As the popularity of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for vehicles takes off, HandyTube is ready with its CNG Plus™ Tubing solutions.

Recent advances in hydraulic fracturing technology have made it possible for the United States to capitalize on the abundant natural gas resources found deep in shale rock formations.  The extracted natural gas makes its way to fueling stations, where it is compressed then transported via HandyTube’s CNG Plus™ Tubing for consumer use in fleet and personal vehicles. 

Natural gas, comprised mostly of methane, is one of the cleanest burning fossil fuels. It burns cleaner than conventional gasoline due to its lower carbon content and is becoming increasingly popular as prices for gasoline and diesel rise. 

HandyTube has partnered with SSP to develop a unique solution exclusively for CNG stations. Unlike other tubing, truly seamless CNG Plus™ Tubing is designed to withstand extreme pressures associated with transporting compressed natural gas over long distances. 

CNG Plus™ Tubing meets the unique requirements of each station and can be provided in exact lengths without any longitudinal or orbital welds.  Welds, orbital or longitudinal, used in high-pressure processes, such as this one, present an opportunity for defect, often resulting in inconvenient and costly repairs. 

All CNG Plus™ Tubing undergoes strict testing per ASTM A269 and ASTM A213, including 100% hydrostatic testing and 100% positive material identification to ensure material is defect-free and safe to install. 

HandyTube’s products are available in a number of high-performance, corrosion-resistant alloys and sizes ideal for even the most challenging environments. Our high-integrity seamless tubing is made in the USA under strict industry standards including: PED 97/23/EC, ISO 9001 and NACE MR0175. For more information, please visit the HandyTube website at: http://www.handytube.com/cng-tubing

About HandyTube
HandyTube, a Handy & Harman Company, is a premium manufacturer of seamless, stainless steel and high-nickel coil tubing used within diverse industrial, manufacturing and research industries worldwide. Learn more about our company online at www.handytube.com.

About Handy & Harman Ltd.
Handy & Harman Ltd. is a diversified manufacturer of engineered niche industrial products with leading market positions in many of the markets it serves.  Through its operating subsidiaries, HNH focuses on high margin products and innovative technology and serves customers across a wide range of end markets.  HNH's diverse product offerings are marketed throughout the United States and internationally.

HNH's companies are organized into five businesses: Precious Metals, Tubing, Engineered Materials, Arlon, and Kasco.

The company sells its products and services through direct sales forces, distributors and manufacturers’ representatives.  HNH serves a diverse customer base, including the construction, electronics, telecommunications, home appliance, transportation, utility, medical, semiconductor, aerospace, military electronics and automotive markets. Other markets served include blade products and repair services for the food industry.

The company is based in White Plains, N.Y., and its common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol HNH.  Website: www.handyharman.com.