AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS — DECEMBER 5, 2011 — Stork Materials Technology has officially changed its name to Element Materials Technology. In this final step venturing away from the Stork Group, Element becomes an independent world-class materials technology company in its own right with over 180 years of experience. 

“As Element, we have an opportunity to reveal who we really are and showcase our growing capabilities,” said Charles Noall, CEO of Element. “Our new name captures the critical role we play for our customers, delivering expertise with engaged service. We have an exceptional ability to see the bigger picture without losing sight of the details at hand.” 

Moving forward, Element and its team of experts will specialize in materials testing, product qualification testing and failure analysis for the Aerospace & Defense, Oil & Gas, Power Generation, and Transportation sectors. No strangers to the regulatory and quick turnaround demands that come with the territory, Element will continue to provide the quality solutions, on-time delivery and customer service that make them solid leaders in the industry. 

“I’m extremely proud of everyone at Element for their diligent work in making this momentous transition, and for their daily commitment to being the engaged experts our customers rely on. Their dedication and expertise is the foundation for building equity in our new brand."

Mr. Noall credits strong lineage, new brand positioning and significant strategic investment adding new capacity and capabilities during 2011 for the company’s current market leadership and promising future. A comprehensive look at the Element brand can be found on its newly minted website, complete with core capabilities, industry sector specific expertise  and an entertaining brand video.

About Element 

Element is a company with a global presence; its laboratories are staffed by experts specializing in materials testing, product qualification testing and failure analysis for the Aerospace, Oil & Gas and Transportation and Industrials sectors. Element’s team of 1,600 scientists, engineers and technicians work in 45 facilities located throughout the U.S. and Europe. For a complete list of Accreditations & Approvals and more information, please visit

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