Mersen SA provides materials and solutions for extreme environments as well as in the safety and reliability of electrical equipment. The company designs innovative solutions to address its client's specific needs to enable them to optimize their manufacturing process in the sectors such as energy, transportation, electronics, chemical, pharmaceutical and process industries. It operates its business through two segments: Advanced Materials and Technologies and Electrical Components and Technologies. The Advanced Materials and Technologies segment markets a range of graphite and metal equipment catering to highly exacting industrial environments, which includes isostatic graphite equipment, carbon-carbon composites, carbon bonded carbon fibers and silicon carbide for high temperature applications, which includes solar, semiconductors, aerospace and glass-making; anticorrosion equipment based on graphite, noble metals and fluorinated polymers and special metals for the chemicals and pharmaceuticals, metal-working, nuclear and water treatment industries. The Electrical Components and Technologies segment markets components and systems for distributing and controlling energy, such as fuses, surge protection devices, circuit breakers and collection devices, as well as components and systems for power electronics such as fuses, surge protection devices, coolers and laminated bus bars, power and signal transmission components, which includes sliding electrical contacts, graphite brushes for electric motors and assemblies comprising brushes, brush holders and pantograph strips; diagnostics, assistance and maintenance. The company was founded on January 1, 1937 and is headquartered in Paris, France.