Luxfer Holdings PLC, a materials technology company, designs, manufactures, and supplies high-performance materials, components, and high-pressure gas cylinders for transportation, defense and emergency response, healthcare, and general industrial end-market applications. It operates in two segments, Gas Cylinders and Elektron. The Gas Cylinders segment manufactures and markets aluminum, titanium, and carbon composite cylinders, which are used for self-contained breathing apparatus that are used by firefighters and other emergency-responders, as well as scuba divers and personnel in potentially hazardous environments, such as mines; and aluminum and composite cylinders for use in the containment of oxygen and other medical gases that are used by patients, healthcare facilities, and laboratories. This segment also offers carbon composite cylinders for compressed natural gas and hydrogen containment in alternative fuel vehicles; lightweight aluminum cylinders for a variety of industrial applications, such as fire extinguishers and containment of high-purity specialty gases; and lightweight aluminum and titanium panels primarily for use in the aerospace and luxury-auto industries. The Elektron segment focuses on specialty materials based on magnesium, zircon sand, and rare earths. It develops and manufactures magnesium alloys; magnesium powders; and magnesium, copper, and zinc photoengraving plates for graphic arts and luxury packaging. This segment also develops and manufactures zirconium-based materials and oxides used as catalysts and in the manufacture of advanced ceramics, fiber-optic fuel cells, and other performance products. Luxfer Holdings PLC has operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, rest of Europe, the Asia Pacific, Canada, South America, Latin America, and Africa. The company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Manchester, the United Kingdom.