Precious metals and technology

Precious metals and technology

Heraeus

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 glass

Materials specialist for the manufacture and processing of high-purity quartz glass

Heraeus 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 products

Precious metals and special metals for industrial products

Heraeus 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 surgery

Bone cement and biomaterials for elective orthopaedic and trauma surgery

Heraeus 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 materials

Skilled partner for processing precious metals and other innovative materials

Heraeus 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 industrie

World market leader in sensor and measurement systems for steel industrie

Heraeus 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 applications

Specialty light systems and lamps for industrial, environmental and health applications

Heraeus 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.

About Heraeus

About Heraeus

Heraeus

The Hanau-based precious metal and technology group Heraeus is a globally active family-run enterprise with a history of more than 160 years.

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.

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Precious Metals Prices

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22.09.2014

Heraeus Precious Metals Update

22.09.2014

Heraeus Precious Metals Update

Heraeus Precious Metals Update

For the third week in succession Gold was under pressure and in the meantime traded at 1,216 $/oz and thus at the same level as beginning of the year.

Silver traded lower again last week until up to 17 $/oz. Thus the low of 18.22 $/oz of last year was broken through and Silver currently trades on a 4-year low.

Platinum started into the past week at 1,363 $/oz and closed at 1,333 $/oz. The metal thus moves on a low level in comparison to previous months.

Precious Metals Update - 2014, September 15th to 21st

11.06.2014

Heraeus acquires heating systems expert Vulcan Catalytic Systems Ltd.

11.06.2014

Heraeus acquires heating systems expert Vulcan Catalytic Systems Ltd.

Heraeus acquires heating systems expert Vulcan Catalytic Systems Ltd.

Heraeus Noblelight, the specialty light sources business group that is part of the Heraeus precious metals and technology group, has concluded an asset deal to acquire the business activities of US-based Vulcan Catalytics Systems Ltd.

The American company manufactures gas catalytic infrared systems for especially for industrial powder coating processes.

Press release Heraeus Noblelight

08.05.2014

Heraeus plans resurgence after two slow financial years

08.05.2014

Heraeus plans resurgence after two slow financial years

Heraeus plans resurgence after two slow financial years

The Hanau-based Heraeus precious metals and technology group finished financial year 2013 with satisfactory results despite some lower numbers. This was announced by the Heraeus Holding GmbH Board of Management at a press conference on annual results held in Frankfurt on May 8.

Heraeus had total product revenue of €3.6 billion (10 percent less than in 2012).

Press release