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.
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Quartz glass lenses for micro lithograpy
Quartz glass (SiO2) is one of the purest technical materials used in industry today. Natural quartz sand contains 99.99% SiO2. Heraeus uses complex processes to purify the raw material to 99.999%-pure natural quartz sand. Even higher quality quartz glass with a purity of 99.99999% is produced from synthetic raw materials. This quartz glass is needed for such purposes as manufacturing lens blanks for the production of microchips (micro lithograpy).
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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.