Agfa launches its high performance ZIRFON UTP 220 membrane for the production of green hydrogen

Mortsel, Belgium | May 5, 2021 11:00 AM CET

With the launch of its new high performance ZIRFON UTP 220 membrane for advanced alkaline electrolysis, Agfa contributes once more to lowering the cost of green hydrogen production.

The new ZIRFON UTP 220 has excellent durability and its low resistivity allows for the highest yield of hydrogen production, setting yet another standard for advanced alkaline electrolysis.

ZIRFON UTP 220 adds to the existing UTP 500+ and UTP 500 membranes in Agfa’s portfolio. As recently revealed in a report by the Fraunhofer Institute, their use makes Alkaline ElectroLysis (AEL) the most efficient technology for the production of hydrogen.

Green hydrogen gas is produced via electrolysis, a process that uses green electrical power for transforming water into oxygen and hydrogen. These gases are separated by a membrane that is mounted in the very heart of the electrolyzers and determines to a great extent the efficiency and reliability of the hydrogen production system.
ZIRFON membranes for advanced alkaline electrolysis are appreciated by customers around the world for their sustained high productivity even in dynamic operating conditions. Another advantage is their excellent durability, which benefits both the reliability and maintenance cost of the electrolyzer system. Learn more on

About Agfa
The Agfa-Gevaert Group is a leading company in imaging technology and IT solutions with over 150 years of experience. The Group holds four divisions: Radiology Solutions, HealthCare IT, Digital Print & Chemicals and Offset Solutions. They develop, manufacture and market analogue and digital systems for the healthcare sector, for specific industrial applications and for the printing industry. In 2020, the Group realized a turnover of 1,709 million Euro.

Agfa is a member of Hydrogen Europe that represents the European industry, national associations and research centers active in the hydrogen and fuel cell sector.

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Nick Valckx, Business Manager H2 Membranes
Septestraat 27   2640 Mortsel – Belgium
+32 (0) 3 444 5638