Heraeus Holding GmbH

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  • Heraeusstrasse 12-14
  • 63450 Hanau
  • Germany

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The Heraeus Precious Metal and Technology Group, with its headquarters in Hanau, is a world-wide operating family business with a tradition of over 160 years. We create high quality solutions for our customers and thereby give lasting strength to their competitiveness. Our field of competence covers precious metals, materials and technology, sensors, biomaterials and medical products, quartz glass and speciality light sources. In the business year 2013 Heraeus achieved a product turnover of 3.6 bill. € and a precious metal trading turnover of 13,5 bill. €. With approximately 12.500 employees world-wide in more than 110 subsidiaries Heraeus has a leading position in its field of the world market.

Heraeus Precious Colours belongs to the leading global manufacturers of precious metal decoration products for the refinement of several substrates like aluminum, glass or ceramics. High-quality precious metal colours, lustres, and carefully matched decorating systems are produced in four worldwide production sites. Uniform production and development procedures as well as continual and close technological exchange between these sites ensure an extensive know-how, a lasting service and encourage an intensive culture of innovation. Heraeus profits from over 100 years experience in decoration designs, which has always made the department a pioneer in the development of precious metal colours. Whether gold or platinum - apart from a wide product range we also offer made-to-measure solutions for the realization of various ceramic decors for all common application methods. Set precious trends with your decoration!

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The products supplied by Heraeus Precious Colours include:

Compounds for firing temperatures from 200 – 250°C / 392 – 482 °F

The Heraeus Low Temperature Gold®, a global innovation.

Compounds for firing temperatures from 500 – 1250°C / 932 – 2282 °F


  • Bright gold and platinum products

  • Silk-matt gold and platinum products

  • Burnish gold and platinum products

  • High firing gold

  • Powder gold

  • Luster for high glossed finished decorations with metallic iridescent colour shades.


Special products and decorating systems:


  • The Heraeus Gold-on-White-System

  • The Heraeus Silk-Matt Gold System

  • Glaze protected precious metal decorations

  • Single fire etch imitation

  • Double fire etch imitation

  • Thermoplastic precious metal pastes enable the efficient decoration of drinking glasses and bottles.

  • Preparations for pad printing enable the direct decoration of irregularly formed glass surfaces – such as flacons.



Heraeus Low Temperature Gold®

The Heraeus Low Temperature Gold® is a new bright precious metal preparation which can be used for...

Heraeus Holding GmbH Heraeusstrasse 12-14 63450 Hanau Germany +49 618135/5548 nicole.ruehmann@heraeus.com

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Ambiente 2016

12.02.2016 - 16.02.2016 Hall: 9.0 Stand: D 85