Production of platinum wires
60 million tons of nitric acid is produced each year, most of it for fertilizers. Since the beginning of the 20th century, nitric acid has been obtained by burning ammonium over catalytic gauzes of fine platinum wires. Heraeus has driven the development of the catalyst significantly. Due to the continuous development of catalyst systems, production of nitric acid has steadily increased over the last few decades. Today’s producers are using gauzes made with platinum-rhodium alloys with diameters of up to six meters.
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Production of conductive polymers
Innovative Clevios™ PEDOT conductive polymers from Heraeus are used in a broad range of electronic applications, including capacitor, antistatic and touch technologies. Heraeus produces both the PEDOT base polymer materials and conductive formulations, many of which are customized. From applications laboratories in Japan and Germany together with trial plant facilities through to full production, Heraeus provides a complete materials “scale-up pathway” and manufacturing package for the electronics industry.
Our ideas are focused on themes such as the environment, energy, health, mobility and industrial applicationsMoving Markets, Shaping Change
Moving Markets, Shaping Change
We operate in global markets which allow for clear differentiation, long-term growth and attractive returns. We focus on businesses in the areas of the environment, health care, mobility, communications, steel, energy and beyond.
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Production of steel sensors
More than 1.5 billion tons of steel are produced around the world every year. To ensure the quality of molten metals, their temperature and chemical composition must be measured at regular intervals. Lance-shaped immersion sensors measure some essential parameters rapidly and accurately. This speeds up the process of steel production. Heraeus designs these customized sensors, combining them with common measuring methods. Each year several million sensors leave the manufacturing plants, most of them disposable.
Heraeus – Open Space. For Open Minds.
The success of Heraeus is driven by our employees. With their expertise, entrepreneurial spirit and “nothing is impossible” attitude, our professionals have delivered valuable and innovative solutions to our customers for the past 160 years. Every day, our people bring fresh thinking and bold ideas to their work, creating value for our customers all over the world.