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Element Six is a global leader in the design, development, and production of synthetic diamond and tungsten carbide supermaterials. Part of the De Beers Group, we employ over 1,900 people. Our primary manufacturing sites are located in the UK, Ireland, Germany, South Africa, and the US.
For over half a century, our focus has been the synthesis and processing of synthetic diamond supermaterials and tungsten carbide. As well as being the planet’s hardest material, carbon’s extreme and diverse properties give it high tensile strength, chemical inertia, extreme levels of hardness, thermal shock resistance, and thermal conductivity.
We strive to deliver extreme performance by working closely with each of our customers, and fostering strategic partnerships to continually enhance our products.
Our business has two parts; Technologies, which is owned wholly by the De Beers Group; and Abrasives, which is 60% owned by the De Beers Group and 40% owned by Umicore.
Abrasives encompasses our Automotive & Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Mining & Construction and Wear parts, and precision machining of Consumer Electronics divisions.
Our materials are used in cutting and grinding applications in a wide range of industries.
Our Technologies division uses the extreme properties of synthetic diamond to open up new possibilities in optics, power transmission, water treatment, semi-conductors, and sensors. As technology and industry enter a new era, synthetic diamond holds the key to continuous development and innovation.
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