NOXERIOR, the Italian manufacturer of modular PSA nitrogen and oxygen generators, is looking ahead to a new chapter in its illustrious history after the recent acquisition by NOVAIR.

The deal united two well-known manufacturers in the international industrial gas market with different, but very complementary, activities.

It also brought 35 years of experience in on-site gas generation into the Novair fold and the combined entity is now looking forward to the benefits that this will bring to both the company and the market.

Oscar de Groen, former owner of Noxerior and Managing Director for a transition period until the end of 2016, commented, “With the acquisition of NOXERIOR and its fourteen international patents and patent applications regarding modular PSA gas separation plants, NOVAIR not only has realised an important technology injection, but it also acquired knowledge and experience with many industrial applications for the on-site generation of nitrogen and oxygen.”

Oscar de Groen

Oscar de Groen, NOXERIOR (now NOVAIR)

Source: NOXERIOR / NOVAIR

“As confirmation of our competence, we recently drastically improved the performance of our NITROSWING® modular PSA nitrogen generators after more than a year of continuous testing, reaching unprecedented levels of efficiency, which will put us together with NOVAIR in technological pole position.”

“I prefer to leave the company and to concentrate on new professional challenges in order to create the best possible condition for NOVAIR to integrate NOXERIOR in their existing organisation…”

Oscar de Groen, NOXERIOR

“These unique generators allow the on-site production of high purity nitrogen with an unmatched low energy consumption, which make them the most competitive alternative available on market compared to nitrogen supply in either cylinders or as liquefied gas.”

de Groen has a long track-record with non-cryogenic air separation systems, and moved to Italy many years ago to develop NOXERIOR from a small local workshop to the international supplier that it is today. As he explained to gasworld, however, he felt the time was right for change.

“After more than eighteen years of experience with NOXERIOR, it was the right moment to accept the offer from NOVAIR for both the company and myself,” said de Groen. “I prefer to leave the company and to concentrate on new professional challenges for my personal future in order to create the best possible condition for NOVAIR to integrate NOXERIOR in their existing organisation.”