Precious Metals for Industry

Precious Metals - Seven metals and their usage

A wide variety of applications and performance benefits

Ruthenium Powder

Because of their unique properties, precious metals have become an integral part of daily life. Their resistance to corrosion and good malleability make them useful not only for jewelry, but also for a wide variety of other industries and products. Whether as sensors in the steel industry, catalysts for satellite thrusters or chemical processes, contact materials in the electronics and automotive industries, or in glass coatings, most industrial products contain precious metals from Heraeus.

We are your suppliers in the following key industries and elsewhere:

  • Automotive industry and its suppliers
  • Chemical and petrochemical industry
  • Electronics industry
  • Glass industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Fertilizer industry
  • Jewelry industry



Granules are fine metal, mostly silver and gold, in the form of small irregularly shaped pellets. It is usually supplied in sewed bags (silver) or sealed cans (gold). Both packaging types are available in various size units: An analysis certificate is always enclosed.

Gold: min. 999.9
Silver: min. 999.9

Material Safety Information Sheet

Sponge/ Powder

Platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium and iridium are available in the form of sponge or powder. Sponge is a multi-grain form of the metals. The individual metal grains have various degrees of coarseness depending on the manufacturer. If the material is especially finely ground, it may also be called powder. These metal delivery types are usually supplied in sealed plastic cans or bottles or metal cans of different sizes, all accompanied by an analysis certificate.


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

Material Safety Information Sheet