OM Group Inc is a Delaware corporation and was formed in 1991. The Company is a diversified industrial growth company serving attractive markets, including automotive systems, electronic devices, aerospace, general industrial and renewable energy. It uses technologies to address customers' complex applications and demanding requirements. The Company operated in three business platforms namely; Magnetic Technologies segment, Battery Technologies segment, Specialty Chemicals segment. The Magnetic Technologies segment develops, manufactures and distributes high-performance, industrial-use magnetic materials and related products with differentiated magnetic and/or other performance properties. The products include automotive systems, electrical installation technology, industrial, retail and renewable energy. The Battery Technologies segment provides advanced batteries, battery management systems, and energetic devices for defense, space and medical markets. It sells these products directly to customers who incorporate them into sub-assemblies. The business is also developing and commercializing products, technologies and applications for emerging markets, including commercial aerospace, alternative energy storage and oil & gas. The Specialty Chemicals segment develops, produces and supplies chemicals for electronic applications, industrial applications including coatings, composites and tire, and photomasks used by customers to produce semiconductors and related products. The primary raw materials used by Magnetic Technologies are nickel, cobalt and certain rare earth materials, primarily alloys containing dysprosium and neodymium. The Company has operations in North America, Europe and Asia, with the majority of its operations located outside of the United States. The Company is subject to a variety of environmental and pollution control laws and regulations in the jurisdictions in which it operates.