Heraeus Precious Metals Hall 7 / M11

Exhibitor Profile

Heraeus Precious Metals is a leading provider of precious metals services and products.

We combine all activities related to our comprehensive expertise in the precious metals loop – from trading to precious metals products to recycling.

Heraeus Precious Metals is one of the world’s largest refiners of platinum group metals (PGMs) and a leading name in industrial precious metals trading.

Our precious metals products are used in a wide variety of industries, including the chemical, pharmaceutical, glass, electronics and automotive industries. We offer top quality solutions and products based on many years of experience and technical expertise. We are a reliable development partner for our customers and find the best solutions for their requirements.

With AGXX Heraus offers an innovative antimicrobial technology. AGXX is characterised by a long-lasting antimicrobial effect against all types of microorganisms, which is achieved through a catalytically driven mechanism of action. The particle-based antimicrobial technology has already been incorporated into various systems, thereby demonstrating its antimicrobial effect. Applications include polymers, textiles, filter, paints and coatings.

Products / Markets

Product Index

  • Aktivkohle
  • Automobilfilter
  • Beschichtete Filter,antibakteriell
  • Chemikalien für die Vorbehehandlung
  • Garne / Technische Garne
  • Gasreinigung
  • Luftfilter
  • Oberflächenbehandlung
  • Oberflächenreinigung
  • Reiniger
  • Selbstreinigende Filter
  • Technische Textilien
  • Trinkwasserfilter
  • Wasserfilter

Market Scope

  • Automobilindustrie
  • Bauindustrie
  • Chemische Industrie
  • Farben-, Pigment-, Beschichtungsindustrie
  • Filtrations- und Separationsindustrie
  • Kunststoffverarbeitende Industrie
  • Medizintechnik, Health Care Industrie
  • Textilindustrie
  • Umweltschutz
  • Wasserbehandlung, versorgung

Product Index

  • Activated Carbon
  • Air Filters
  • Automotive Filters
  • Chemicals for Pretreatment
  • Coated Filters, antibacterical
  • Drinking Water Filters
  • Gas Cleaning
  • Purifiers
  • Self Cleaning Filters
  • Surface Cleaning
  • Surface Treatment
  • Technical Textiles
  • Water Filters
  • Yarns / Technical Yarns

Market Scope

  • Automotive Industry
  • Building & Construction Services
  • Chemical Industries
  • Environmental Protection
  • Filtration and Separation Industry
  • Medical, Health Care Industry
  • Paint, Pigments, Coatings Industry
  • Plastic Industry
  • Textile Industry
  • Water Treatment, Supply

Product Index

  • 净化器
  • 化学预处理
  • 工业用纺织品
  • 工業絲
  • 气体净化
  • 水过滤器
  • 汽车过滤器
  • 活性碳
  • 空气过滤器
  • 自清洁过滤器
  • 表面处理
  • 表面清洁
  • 镀膜滤色镜,抗菌式
  • 饮用水过滤器

Market Scope

  •  汽车工业
  • 化学工业
  • 医疗卫生保健业
  • 塑料工业
  • 建筑与施工服务业
  • 水处理、供应
  • 油漆、颜料、涂料工业
  • 环境保护
  • 纺织工业
  • 过滤与分离工业

Product Index

  • أقمشة تقنية
  • المعالجة السطحية
  • تنظيف الغاز
  • تنظيف سطح
  • خيوط التقنية
  • فلاتر السيارات
  • فلاتر الهواء
  • فلاتر ذاتية التنظيف
  • فلاتر ماء
  • فلاتر ماء الشرب
  • فلاتر مغلفة، مضادة للجراثيم
  • كربون منشط
  • كيماويات المعالجة الأولية
  • وحدات تنقية

Market Scope

  • التغذية بالمياه وتصريفها
  • الصناعات الطبية والعناية الصحية
  • الصناعة الكيماوية
  • الصناعة النسيجية
  • خدمات البناء والإنشاء
  • صناعات الفلترة وفصل المواد
  • صناعة الألبان
  • صناعة البلاستيك
  • صناعة الدهانات والصبغات والتلبيس
  • صناعة السيارات

Product Index

  • Charbon actif
  • Filtres automobiles
  • Filtres autonettoyants
  • Filtres pour eau potable
  • Filtres à air
  • Filtres à eau
  • Filtres à revêtement, antibactérien
  • Nettoyage des gaz
  • Nettoyage des surfaces
  • Produits chimiques de prétraitement
  • Purificateurs
  • Textiles techniques
  • Traitement de surface
  • Yarns Techniques

Market Scope

  • Industrie automobile
  • Industrie chimique
  • Industrie de filtration et de séparation
  • Industrie de peintures, pigments et revêtements
  • Industrie des matières synthétiques
  • Industrie du bâtiment et de la construction
  • Industrie laitière
  • Industrie médicale et de la santé
  • Industrie textile
  • Traitement d’eau, alimentation

Product Index

  • Carbone attivo
  • Filati tecnici
  • Filtri acqua potabile
  • Filtri aria
  • Filtri autopulenti
  • Filtri per acqua
  • Filtri rivestiti, antibatterici
  • Filtri settore automobilistico
  • Prodotti chimici per pretrattamento
  • Pulitura delle superfici
  • Pulizia gas
  • Purificatori
  • Tessuti tecnici
  • Trattamento delle superfici

Market Scope

  • Protezione ambientale
  • Servizi settore edile
  • Settore automobilistico
  • Settore chimico
  • Settore filtrazione e separazione
  • Settore industria tessile
  • Settore medicale e sanità
  • Settore pitture, pigmenti e rivestimenti
  • Settore plastica
  • Trattamento approvvigionamento acqua

Product Index

  • Chemikalia do wstępnej obróbki
  • Filtry do wody pitnej
  • Filtry do wody pitnej
  • Filtry powietrza
  • Filtry powlekane, antybakteryjne
  • Filtry samochodowe
  • Filtry samooczyszczające
  • Obróbka powierzchni
  • Oczyszczacze
  • Oczyszczanie gazu
  • Przędze techniczne
  • Tekstylia techniczne
  • Węgiel aktywowany
  • Środki czyszczące do powierzchni

Market Scope

  • Filtrowanie i separacja
  • Ochrona zdrowia
  • Ochrona środowiska
  • Produkcja farb i lakierów
  • Przemysł budowlany
  • Przemysł chemiczny
  • Przemysł samochodowy
  • Przemysł tekstylny
  • Przemysł tworzyw sztucznych
  • Uzdatnianie wody i zaopatrzenie w wodę

Product Index

  • Carvão activado
  • Filtros auto-laváveis
  • Filtros de ar
  • Filtros de água
  • Filtros de água potável
  • Filtros para automóveis
  • Filtros revestidos, antibacteriano
  • Fios Técnicos
  • Limpeza de superfícies
  • Purificadores
  • Purificação de gases
  • Químicos de pré-tratamento
  • Tratamento de superfície
  • Têxteis para usos técnicos

Market Scope

  • Indústria automóvel
  • Indústria de filtragem e separação
  • Indústria dos plásticos
  • Indústria leiteira
  • Indústria médica, cuidados de saúde
  • Indústria têxtil
  • Indústrias químicas
  • Pintura, pigmentos, indústria de revestimentos
  • Serviços de fabrico & construção
  • Tratamento de água, abastecimento

Product Index

  • Автомеханические фильтры
  • Активированный уголь
  • Водяные фильтры
  • Воздушные фильтры
  • Газоочиститель
  • Очистители
  • Очистка поверхности
  • Реагенты для предварительной обработки
  • Самоочищающиеся фильтры
  • Технический текстиль
  • Фильтры питьевой воды
  • Фильтры с покрытием, антибактериальные
  • обработка поверхностей
  • пряжи / Технические пряжи

Market Scope

  • Автомобильная промышленность
  • Лакокрасочная промышленность
  • Медицина, здравоохранение
  • Молочная промышленность
  • Отрасль фильтрации и сепарирования
  • Очистка воды, водоснабжение
  • Производство пластмасс
  • Строительство жилых и общественных зданий
  • Текстильная промышленность
  • Химическая промышленность

Product Index

  • Carbón activado
  • Filtros autolimpiables
  • Filtros de agua
  • Filtros de agua potable
  • Filtros de aire
  • Filtros de automoción
  • Filtros revestidos, antibacteriológicos
  • Hilos Técnicos
  • Limpieza de Superficies
  • Limpieza de gas
  • Purificadores
  • Sustancias químicas de tratamiento previo
  • Tejidos técnicos
  • Tratamiento de Superficies

Market Scope

  • Industria de la automoción
  • Industria de la filtración y la separación
  • Industria de las pinturas, pigmentos, revestimientos
  • Industria de los plásticos
  • Industria de los productos lácteos
  • Industria médica, de la atención sanitaria
  • Industria textil
  • Industrias químicas
  • Servicios de edificación y construcción
  • Tratamiento, suministro de agua

Product Index

  • Aktif Karbon
  • Arıtma Cihazları
  • Gaz Temizleme
  • Hava Filtreleri
  • Kaplı Filtreler, antibakteriyel
  • Kendiliğinden Temizlenen Filtreler
  • Otomobil Filtreleri
  • Su Filtreleri
  • Teknik Tekstiller
  • Yüzey Temizleme
  • Yüzey İşlem
  • Ön Arıtma Kimyasalları
  • İplikler / Teknik İplikler
  • İçme Suyu Filtreleri

Market Scope

  • Bina ve İnşaat Hizmetleri
  • Boya, Pigment, Kaplama Endüstrisi
  • Filtrasyon ve Ayırma Endüstrisi
  • Kimya Endüstrisi
  • Otomotiv Endüstrisi
  • Plastik Endüstrisi
  • Su Arıtma, Temin
  • Tekstil Endüstrisi
  • Tıp, Sağlık Sektörü
  • Çevre Koruma

Product Index

  • 가스 정화
  • 공기 필터
  • 기능성 섬유
  • 기능성 실
  • 물 필터
  • 식수 필터
  • 자동 세척 필터
  • 자동차 필터
  • 전처리용 화학물질
  • 정화 장치
  • 코팅 필터, 항균성
  • 표면 세척
  • 표면 처리
  • 활성탄

Market Scope

  • 건축 및 건설 용역
  • 섬유 산업
  • 수질 관리, 수자원 공급
  • 여과 및 분리 산업
  • 의료, 보건 산업
  • 자동차 산업
  • 페인트, 안료, 도장 산업
  • 플라스틱 산업
  • 화학 산업
  • 환경 보호

Product Index

  • エアフィルター
  • ガス洗浄
  • コーティングフィルター
  • セルフクリーニングフィルター
  • テクニカル糸
  • テクニカル繊維
  • 前処理用薬品
  • 水フィルター
  • 活性炭
  • 清浄機
  • 自動車用フィルター
  • 表面処理
  • 表面洗浄
  • 飲料水用フィルター

Market Scope

  • プラスチック業界
  • 化学工業
  • 医療、ヘルスケア業界
  • 塗料、顔料、コーティング産業
  • 建築・建設業
  • 水処理および関連製品
  • 濾過および分離技術工業
  • 環境保護
  • 繊維業界
  • 自動車産業

Conference Presentation/s

Prevention of microbial contamination and biofouling in water filtration with agxx®

M.-L. Harwardt*, R. Ahlers, A.-L. Meza-Chincha, M. Danz, Heraeus Precious Metals - Antimicrobial Technologies; C. Meyer, Largentec GmbH, Germany

Conference Session: L01 - Depth Filtration and Adsorption I - 2023-02-14 - 13:00

ABSTRACT

Microorganisms encounter us ubiquitously in daily life. While the presence of some microorganisms is not harmful to humans or even favorable in contexts of biological metabolic processes, some strains of bacteria, viruses, or fungi pose a serious threat to human health. Especially, in aqueous media pathogens may multiply easily. Ensuring high quality water supply is one of the basic needs of civilized society. Water filtration devices are deployed in fields as diverse as wastewater treatment, household filters, or in swimming pool water recycling. However, filters are prone to contamination by microorganisms and biofouling endangering not only consumer health but also shortening product lifetimes. Particularly in the light of the spread of multi-resistant germs, it is more crucial than ever to protect filters from bacterial growth and to enhance water quality by innovative antimicrobial technologies.

AGXX is a new antimicrobial technology which is based on reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced from water and oxygen by a catalytical reaction supported by two precious metals. Additionally, a microelectric field between the two precious metals increases the antimicrobial effect. AGXX is not based on the release of any metals or harmful compounds into the environment and therefore offers long-lasting protection. To this date, it has shown antimicrobial efficacy against over 130 microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, algae, and fungi, among others silver-resistant E. coli strains, methicilin-resistant S.aureus (MRSA), or CoV2 viruses. AGXX application was also successful in prevention of biofilm formation. The technology is available in various product forms optimized for diverse applications. The technology initially used inorganic carrier powders, such as activated coal, aluminum oxide or other carrier materials, well suited for incorporation in textile filters. Recently, the AGXX technology was also successfully applied to various types of activated carbon granules and pellets which are easily applicable in activated carbon-based water filters. AGXX carbon granules showed excellent antimicrobial efficacy in ASTM and laboratory water filtration tests. Currently, samples thereof are tested in wastewater treatment and purification systems for swimming pools at the Fraunhofer UMSICHT institute and the IWW. The aim of these projects is to protect human and animal health by preventing the spread of pathogens by addition of AGXX....


[1] Landau et al. (2017) Galvanotechnik

[2] Guridi et al. (2015) Materials Science and Engineering C 50

[3] Sobisch et al. (2019) Frontiers in Microbiology

Information Request