After the appointment of Luxfer CEO, Alok Maskara, in June 2017, Magnesium Elektron and MEL Chemicals once again, become one. This time, under the name of Luxfer MEL Technologies. Combining expertise in many departments, Luxfer MEL Technologies and leading suppliers of Magnesium and Zirconium based products.
In 2016, using one of our flagship magnesium alloys, the Magmaris stent was given CE approval to be used within a human patient.
Our state of the art SynerMag facility was built to produce our state of the art bio-absorbable magnesium alloys. Much of the equipment is bespoke, designed specifically to achieve the consistent high quality requirements expected of our SynerMag Products.
On October 3, 2012 Luxfer Group becomes a publicly-traded company on the New York Stock Exchange.
Magnesium Elektron and our Revere Graphics business share a long history and proud heritage in metal engraving and etching. Our combined roots date back to Paul Revere (1735 - 1818), a master engraver and painter.
Magnesium Elektron acquired the magnesium casting and rolling assets of SCI at Madison, Illinois and the photoengraving plate operation at Findlay, Ohio, giving them a substantial presence in the magnesium rolled products market and a leading position in the magnesium photoengraving sector.
Magnesium Elektron acquires Hart Metals, based in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, and Niagara, Canada, expanding their expertise in magnesium powders into atomised powders.
The Luxfer Group acquired Magnesium Elektron limited in 1996. The Company in its current form was created in February 1996 from a management buy-out of the downstream operations of British Alcan and formed a new company, initially called British Aluminium Limited.
Magnesium Elektron acquired Reade Manufacturing Co. a manufacturer of particulate magnesium powders based at Lakehurst, Manchester, New Jersey. Originally established in the late 1700’s in Wolverhampton, England the company relocated to Jersey City in 1881. The acquisition gave Magnesium Elektron access to technology and expertise in the manufacture of magnesium powders.
1990 saw the Magnesium and Zirconium sides of the business split in to subsidiaries of Magnesium Elektron Limited. This saw the creation of Magnesium Elektron and MEL Chemicals.