Platinum melting house
Using an oxyhydrogen blowpipe in 1856, company founder Wilhelm Carl Heraeus was the first to obtain the high-melting platinum in industrially useful quantities. Today, the precious metal is melted in induction furnaces, cast into bars and then processed further. The groundbreaking pioneering achievement has since been followed by a stream of countless innovative developments.
Bone cement and biomaterials for elective orthopaedic and trauma surgeryHeraeus Medical
Every year, over a million hip joint prostheses are implanted throughout the world. A routine operation that is nevertheless associated with a certain risk of infection. Heraeus utilizes its many years of expertise in infection prophylaxis in cemented arthroplasty, and is developing new products to actively counter the risks of infection – whether in prevention, diagnostics, treatment or support.
Precious metals and special metals for industrial productsHeraeus Precious Metals
When people think about catalytic converters, they mainly have in mind their environmentally friendly use in automobiles. But even in the small engines of motorcycles, lawnmowers, leaf blowers and chainsaws, small catalytic converters ensure clean exhaust emissions. The catalytic converters contain special coatings made of platinum or palladium. Heraeus supplies the key precious metals used to produce them.
Materials specialist for the manufacture and processing of high-purity quartz glassHeraeus Quarzglas
Every year more than 300 million kilometers of optical fibers are laid around the world. The demand for transmission capacities for the Internet, and thus for optical fibers, is steadily rising. Heraeus is one of the market leaders in the production of quartz glass cylinders. About 7,000 kilometers of optical fibers can be drawn from today's preforms.
Skilled partner for processing precious metals and other innovative materialsHeraeus Materials Technology
Modern materials science is continuously making it possible to produce new tailored and improved materials. Developers are utilizing ever more sophisticated analysis methods to explore the structures of metals and organic materials, with the aim of optimizing them. It´s helpful when materials experts can build on the support and competence of Heraeus.
World market leader in sensor and measurement systems for steel industrieHeraeus Electro-Nite
Three-hundred tons of liquid iron are simmering at over 1400 degrees Celsius in a ladle. Special sensors from Heraeus are dipped into the metal, and, in just a matter of seconds, they measure the temperature or the content of undesired components, such as sulfur. A faster measurement of these parameters means fewer delays in the steel production process.
Specialty light systems and lamps for industrial, environmental and health applicationsHeraeus Noblelight
Only 2.5 % of the world’s water is fresh; the rest is saltwater. Clean drinking water is even scarcer. The decontamination of drinking water is still often achieved with the help of chemicals such as chlorine or ozone. An environmentally friendly method is water treatment using intense UV light. Special UV lamps from Heraeus destroy micro-organisms without chemicals.