In 1976, Structural Composites Industries (SCI) became the world's first producer of D.O.T.-approved composite cylinders for municipal, commercial, military, marine and aerospace applications. With a safety record no other manufacturer can match, SCI is the world's most advanced manufacturer of composite cylinders.
In 2005, SCI began selling direct to the Fire & Emergency Services industry through its dealer network. Doing so has allowed SCI to bring new SCBA cylinder innovations to market that were previously unavailable though conventional respirator manufacturer’s distribution programs. As a result, considerable savings, longer life and more durable cylinder technology is available to Fire Departments when purchasing direct from SCI’s dealer network. For full details on cost savings program, review our Company Profile document attached here: SCI Corporate Profile
In September 2009, SCI was acquired by Worthington Cylinders, a subsidiary of Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR). Worthington Cylinders is the world’s leading global supplier of pressure cylinders. Worthington Industries is a leading diversified metals processing company with annual sales of over $2.6 billion. Worthington employs over 6,400 people and operates 61 facilities in 10 countries.Worthington Cylinders six distinct business units offer a complete line of pressure vessels, including propane, industrial, refrigerant, airbrake tank and a complete line of Worthington Pro Grade and Balloon Time retail products. Worthington Cylinders is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. For more details on Worthington Cylinders, please visit www.WorthingtonCylinders.com.SCI is also the leader in the alternative fuel cell market. SCI is the sole source of high pressure gas containment systems for many automobile manufacturers' hybrid and specialty vehicles. SCI products are an integral part of some of the most advanced mission critical applications used regularly by, the military and Industry. SCI is the leading provider of oxygen storage solutions for commercial airliners, air storage for aircraft emergency evacuation deployment systems and is the leader cylinder manufacturer in the alternative fuel market.
SCBA Fast Facts
SCI is the only cylinder manufacturer offering 30 Year Life & DURA-LITE 15™ cylinders are uniquely formulated with a highly durable exterior coating that substantially improves abrasions and impact resistance to reduce premature cylinder attrition.
SCI is the first composite cylinder manufacturers to receive D.O.T approval for SCBA cylinders.
SCI has manufactured over 3 million units without a field service failure.
Through SCI's dealer network, Fire Departments will save substantially, using the money saved for other worthwhile initiatives.
DURA-LITE 15™ cylinders are manufactured with a uniquely formulated, highly durable, exterior coating that substantially improves abrasions and impact resistance to reduce premature cylinder attrition.