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From invention to application.
Ultraviolet processes usually take place at the beginning or the end of the industrial process chain. They are crucial – because the way they are carried out determines a product’s quality before it is passed to the next step. There is only one opportunity to make a first impression. That is why meeting your process challenges is our primary concern.
The first UV quartz lamp was invented in 1904.
At Heraeus, of course. This isn’t the only occasion Heraeus has proved it is well ahead of its time. Since then, countless innovations right up to combined applications with UV and infrared have confirmed our position as an inventor, pioneer and technology leader.
We offer a complete portfolio of UV solutions featuring the full spectrum of technology, from systems with gas discharge lamps to LEDs and lamps triggered by microwaves.
Innovative strength has shaped the work we do for you, from the very beginnings of our company to present day. That’s
why our UV products fulfill the highest standards. You can
rest assured in the knowledge that, with UV pioneer Heraeus at your side, you can achieve your goals now and in the future.
Images: The Unicorn pharmacy in Hanau (above right). This is where company founder Wilhelm Carl Heraeus (above left) discovered how to melt platinum in 1856. The first ‘German platinum melting house’ was born.
INFO // What is UV radiation?
Ultraviolet radiation is invisible. It consists of electromagnetic waves in the spectrum from 100 to 400 nm. Ultraviolet radiation can be divided into several groups (UV-A, -B and -C), each with different biological effects and technical areas of application, from disinfection and surface cleaning and treatment, to reducing pollutants in water and air.
Visible light
280 315 400
780 nm

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