Heraeus Innovation Award
With the Heraeus Innovation Award Heraeus honors the Company’s researchers and developers for outstanding ideas and achievements annually since 2003. The laureates receive the awards at a ceremony. All Heraeus researchers and developers worldwide are eligible to apply for the award. More than 230 product innovations have been submitted since the first competition.more information about the laureates
Materials specialist for the manufacture and processing of high-purity quartz glassHeraeus Quarzglas
Fused silica for high power fiber lasers (2013)
High-power fiber Iasers are indispensable in material processing and industrial manufacturing technology. Dr. Andreas Langner from Heraeus Quarzglas developed an innovative core material for laser fibers. This new material makes it possible to build multi-kilowatt fiber lasers (extra-large-mode-area lasers) that generate more than five kilowatts of laser power from a single glass fiber for the first time ever.
Precious metals and special metals for industrial productsHeraeus Precious Metals
Celcion® – Heat Management System for LED (2013)
The Celcion® thick-film material system developed by Mark Challingsworth from Heraeus Precious Metals allows LEDs to glow more intensely for a longer period of time than before by significantly lowering the heat generated on the carrier materials. Celcion® was developed for building circuits directly on aluminum substrates. Assembling LEDs with Celcion® is more economical than previous processes using metal core printed circuit boards.
Bone cement and biomaterials for elective orthopaedic and trauma surgeryHeraeus Medical
Antibiotic coating process for cementless arthroplasty (2012)
There are two methods for anchoring prosthetic implants: cementless and cemented. Dr. Ekaterini Copanaki from Heraeus Medical has developed an innovative process for coating cementless arthroplasty with antibiotics. The antibiotic is released directly from the implant at the operation site within the body over a defined period of time, preventing infections from taking hold.
Skilled partner for processing precious metals and other innovative materialsHeraeus Materials Technology
New platinum-rhodium wafers (2010)
Nitric acid has been obtained by burning ammonia over platinum catalyst. Today’s producers are using gauzes made from platinum-rhodium alloys. Dr. Stefan Vorberg from Heraeus Materials Technology developed the next generation: highly active wafers made from platinum-rhodium alloys. Advantages of the catalyst wafers include a higher yield of nitric acid and, in turn, fertilizer, when compared to gauzes.
World market leader in sensor and measurement systems for steel industrieHeraeus Electro-Nite
Jan Cuypers from Heraeus Electro-Nite developed QuiK-Spec®, a sensor measuring system for the steel industry that conducts chemical analyses of significant substances directly during smelting – faster than ever. The system allows steel producers to measure temperature as well as oxygen content, manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, and carbon in less than a minute, avoiding time-consuming detours through a chemistry lab.
Specialty light systems and lamps for industrial, environmental and health applicationsHeraeus Noblelight
Infrared emitter with QRC® reflector (2008)
The infrared emitter with the new QRC® reflector (QRC = quartz reflective coating) developed by Jürgen Weber from Heraeus Noblelight improves energy efficiency in industry, especially where high temperatures are needed or under vaccum conditions. Vacuum heating using the reflector made of opaque glass involves no contact and therefore does not carry the risk of impurities.