SGL Carbon SE manufactures various carbon and graphite products worldwide. Segments The company conducts its operations through three segments: Performance Products, Graphite Materials & Systems, and Carbon Fibers & Composites. Performance Products The Performance Products (PP) segment primarily manufactures graphite electrodes used in electric arc furnaces in which scrap is recycled to produce steel. The PP Business Unit also manufactures carbon electrodes for use in other metallurgical smelting applications (silicon, phosphorus). Furnace linings used in the production of pig iron the range of products in the portfolio of this Business Unit. Graphite Materials & Systems The Graphite Materials & Systems (GMS) Business Unit consists of a range of customized products based on graphite. Solutions are also being offered for the automotive and other manufacturing industries in the form of bearing and pump components, as well as graphite-based seals. GMS includes graphite and products for industrial applications, graphite foils, machine components, products for the semiconductor industry, composites, and process technology. The Process Technology Business Line primarily manufactures graphite heat exchangers, columns, pumps and systems for the chemicals and environmental industries. Carbon Fibers & Composites Carbon Fibers & Composites includes Carbon fibers, carbon-fiber-based fabrics, composites, structural components and carbon-ceramic brake discs. Customers The company serves steel, aluminum, automotive, chemical, solar, wind energy, lithium-ion battery, nuclear energy, and aerospace and defense industries. Significant Events On May 29, 2009, Brembo SpA and SGL Carbon SE have finalized their joint venture contract for carbon ceramic brake discs, with each parent company owning a 50% share in the new entity. For this purpose, the subsidiaries, Brembo Carbon Ceramic Brake Systems and SGL Brakes, would combine their activities. The joint venture operates under the name Brembo SGL Carbon Ceramic Brakes with headquarters in Milan, Italy, and would become operational effective June 1, 2009. In November 2009, the company and BMW Group have set up a joint venture to manufacture carbon fibres and fabrics for the automotive industry. In April 2010, SGL Carbon SE and BMW Group jointly announced at an event in Seattle that their joint venture, SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers LLC, would build a carbon fiber manufacturing plant in Moses Lake, Washington. In April 2010, SGL Carbon SE has formed a joint venture with Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd. for the production of a polyacrylonitrile-based precursor that is used to manufacture carbon fibres. The joint venture would operate under the name MRC-SGL Precursor Co. History SGL CARBON SE was founded in 1872. The company was formerly known as SGL CARBON Aktiengesellschaft and changed its name to SGL CARBON SE in January 2009.
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