Precious Metals for Industry

Precious metals have become an indispensable part of everyday life because of their unique properties. Due to their corrosion resistance and good malleability, precious metals are not only used for jewelry. They are also used in a variety of industries and other products. Whether sensors in the steel industry, catalysts for chemical processes, contact materials in the electronics industry or in glass coatings - most industrial products contain precious metals from Heraeus.

Precious metals - Seven metals and their uses

Wide range of applications and performance benefits

The various precious metals are available in different forms. Depending on the further processing, the forms granules or sponge / powder are suitable for industrial use.


Gold Granules

Granules are fine metals, mostly gold and silver, in the form of small irregular balls. You usually get these in sewn bags (silver) or also in sealed tins (gold). Both types of packaging are available in different size units. A certificate of analysis is always included.


  • Gold: min. 999.9
  • Silver: min. 999.9

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Sponge / Powder


The precious metals platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium and iridium are available in the form of sponge or powder. This is a coarse-grained form of the metals. Depending on the manufacturer, the coarseness of each metal varies. If the material turns out particularly fine, it is also called powder. You can usually obtain these metal forms in sealed plastic cans or bottles or metal cans of various size units, which are always accompanied by a certificate of analysis.


  • Platinum: min. 999.5
  • Palladium: min. 999.5
  • Rhodium: min. 99.9
  • Ruthenium: min. 99.9
  • Iridium: min. 99.9

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