Luxfer Holdings PLC is a global materials technology company and part of Magnesium Elektron Powders (MEP).
Luxfer Holdings PLC is a global materials technology company and part of Magnesium Elektron Powders (MEP).

Truetech and Innotech both make magnesium-based heating pads for self-heating meals used by the U. military and emergency relief agencies.

Truetech’s flameless ration heater (FRH) technology uses no flame or electricity to generate heat. When water reacts with the magnesium-iron heater pad, the FRH releases enough energy to heat a pre-cooked meal in about 10 minutes. 

Luxfer will combine the businesses of Truetech and Innotech within Luxfer Magtech Inc (LMI), a new wholly owned subsidiary of Luxfer Group. LMI will operate as part of Luxfer Group’s Elektron Division.

Target market

Truetech operates a manufacturing and warehousing facility on a company-owned site in Riverhead, New York, and Innotech operates a leased product manufacturing, assembly and distribution facility in Cincinnati, Ohio.
 
“This acquisition is firmly in our target market of ‘Protection’ technologies, and is uniquely synergistic to both arms of our Elektron division,” said Luxfer CEO Brian Purves. “Our expertise in the design of magnesium alloys should be beneficial to developing the next generation of flameless heaters, and the adsorbent properties of our MELsorb zirconium chemicals are thought ideal to progressively improve the active component of decontamination products.”