Luxfer Holdings PLC, a materials technology company, designs, manufactures, and supplies materials, components, and high-pressure gas-containment devices for environmental, healthcare, protection, and specialty end-markets in Europe, North America, and internationally. The company operates through two divisions, Elektron and Gas Cylinders. The Elektron division focuses on specialty materials based on magnesium, zirconium, and rare earths. This segment develops and manufactures magnesium alloys and powders, magnesium products, seawater-activated batteries, magnesium-based heating pads, chemical agent detection and decontamination kits, and seawater desalination kits, as well as magnesium, copper, zinc, and brass photo-engraving plates under the Magnesium Elektron brand. It also develops and manufactures specialty zirconium products, including zirconium-based materials, zirconium oxides, filters, thermal barrier coatings, Zirconium-based reactive chemicals, and carbon-capturing sorption products under the MEL Chemicals brand. The Gas Cylinders division manufactures and markets aluminum and composite cylinders, systems and accessories, which are used for breathing apparatus, alternative fuels, bulk gas transportation, specialty gases, medical, fire extinguishers, beverages, scuba, and aerospace applications under the Luxfer Gas Cylinders brand. This segment also designs and manufactures aluminum and magnesium panels for use in aerospace, automotive, rail, architectural, and healthcare components and products under the Superform brand; and spun steel cylinders for petroleum sampling, containment of oxygen used by pilots, and parachutists at high altitudes. The company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Salford, the United Kingdom.