Heraeus is a globally active family-run technology enterprise

Heraeus is a globally active family-run technology enterprise

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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.

High quality-solutions for our clients strenghten their competitiveness in the long term

High quality-solutions for our clients strenghten their competitiveness in the long term

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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 applications

Our ideas are focused on themes such as the environment, energy, health, mobility and industrial applications

Moving 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.

We operate in industries such as steel, electronics, automotive, chemical and telecommunications

We operate in industries such as steel, electronics, automotive, chemical and telecommunications

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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.

Our capital: 12,600 employees in more than 100 subsidiaries

Our capital: 12,600 employees in more than 100 subsidiaries

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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.

About Heraeus

About Heraeus

Heraeus

Heraeus, the technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a leading international family-owned company formed in 1851.

With expertise, a focus on innovations, operational excellence and an entrepreneurial leadership, we strive to continuously improve our business performance.

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Precious Metals Prices

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05.05.2015

Heraeus prepares for future growth

05.05.2015

Heraeus prepares for future growth

Heraeus prepares for future growth

- 2014 revenues and operating results remain at last year’s level
- Reorganization aligns businesses more closely to markets and customers
- Focus on innovation
- Excellence initiatives prepare Heraeus for Industry 4.0

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04.05.2015

Heraeus Precious Metals Update

04.05.2015

Heraeus Precious Metals Update

Heraeus Precious Metals Update

Gold experienced some strong ups and downs last week. US economic data published earlier in the week (consumer confidence, GDP, inflation) was still disappointing and therefore supported the gold price to 1,215 $/oz.

Silver started the week with one of the strongest upward movements this year of more than 5%.

In the past week, the platinum price was subject to significant fluctuations and closed at 1,126 $/oz just above the starting price of 1,122 $/oz.

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21.04.2015

Earth Day 2015: Platinum comes full circle

21.04.2015

Earth Day 2015: Platinum comes full circle

Earth Day 2015: Platinum comes full circle

Heraeus’s precious metals cycle is a prime example of sustainable resource utilization, in keeping with this year’s Earth Day motto: “Cradle to Cradle.”

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