Refining of Precious Metals
Heraeus has over 150 years of experience in handling and processing precious metals and is world leader in this profession. Wilhelm Carl (W. C.) Heraeus, founder of the Heraeus family business, which opened its doors in 1851, provided profound expertise in Precious Metal Chemistry right from its inception.
From chemical processing to refining to the mechanical processing of precious metals, these areas have been the core activities of the Heraeus family-owned global business. Precious Metal Chemistry has in fact been our area of expertise since the very outset.
Our particular strengths are in Platinum Group Metals along with ruthenium, iridium, rhenium and osmium. We refine precious metals for our customers from primary and secondary sources. Heraeus produces fine metals according to international standards, and sophisticated chemicals for various applications in homogenous and heterogeneous catalysis.
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