We provide high-end solutions to our customers to lastingly strengthen their competitive position. Our areas of competence include precious metals, materials and technologies, sensors, biomaterials and medical devices, quartz glass and specialty light sources.
Materials specialist for the manufacture and processing of high-purity quartz glassHeraeus Quarzglas
Production of synthetic fused silica
At its state-of-the-art manufacturing plants, Heraeus Quarzglas produces hollow cylinders of synthetic fused silica – an important intermediate product for optical fibers for the telecommunications industry. Heraeus developed a new, cost-effective method for the production of glass fibers (RIC® technology). From quartz glass cylinders up to three meters long, more than 7,000 km of optical fiber can be drawn in a single processing step.
Precious metals and special metals for industrial productsHeraeus Precious Metals
Production of conductive polymers
Innovative Clevios™ PEDOT conductive polymers from Heraeus Precious Metals 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.
Bone cement and biomaterials for elective orthopaedic and trauma surgeryHeraeus Medical
Production of bone cements
Palacos® bone cement from Heraeus Medical is used to anchor prosthetic joints. Packaging the bone cement is time-consuming and laborious, because strict safety standards require the green powder to be triple-packed. A special filling and packaging system combines filling the powder into the primary bag and enclosing that in the second bag. With its fully automated packaging facility, Heraeus can respond quickly and well to the growing demand for bone cement.
Skilled partner for processing precious metals and other innovative materialsHeraeus Materials Technology
Roll clad strips
In 1959, the first Heraeus roll cladding mill went into operation. In roll cladding, rollers press narrow strips of a precious or non-precious metal onto base metal carriers, such as copper strips under high pressure. These strips are processed into stamped parts just millimeters thick, where the fine strips take over specific functional tasks. Today, composite materials are being used increasingly in the manufacture of components for vehicle electrical and electronic components.
World market leader in sensor and measurement systems for steel industrieHeraeus Electro-Nite
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 Electro-Nite designs these customized sensors, combining them with common measuring methods.
Specialty light systems and lamps for industrial, environmental and health applicationsHeraeus Noblelight
Production of deuterium lamps
Analytical devices for determining the purity and content of medications or pollutants use deuterium lamps as the light source. The lamps emit a continuous spectrum of light, from ultraviolet to the visible spectral range. With their high intensity and low noise levels, Heraeus deuterium lamps permit measurements at extremely low detection limits. They are a valuable contribution to food and drug safety as well as to environmental protection.