The DURAN Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of borosilicate glass, a special glass invented by Otto Schott in 1887 and registered in 1938 under the trade name DURAN®. With sites in Mainz, Wertheim and Pula/Croatia, the DURAN Group has a complete value-added chain from the glass melting process right through to glass forming and further processing. Over the last 70 years DURAN® Glass has proven itself both in laboratories as well as in industrial and domestic applications. Our special industrial glass is also used in numerous industries, amongst others, mechanical engineering, the electrical industry and medical technology.

Materials Valley e. V. was founded in 2002 by Industrial Companys, Academia, R&D-Instiutes, Institutes of technology funding and private persons. Aim of the association is making RheinMain area`s mark as high-tech location

  • For material science and construction materials
  • Forming of Materials Valley to an attractive cluster serving as a magnet of         qualified workers, scientists and students, who find activities in industry or scientific   institutions
  • Extension of existing knowledge network into a cluster of material science as a base    of cooperation between companies and institutions and common R&D
  • Extension of information platform into events of lectures and Workshops with    relevant themes of members.

The Precious Metals and Technology Group Heraeus headquartered in Hanau/Germany has been family-owned for over 155 years. Precious metals, sensors, dental and medical products, quartz glass and speciality lighting sources are the focus of our activities. Heraeus generated 2.6 billion Euros in product and 13.6 billion Euros in trading revenue with more than 12,300 employees in over 110 subsidiaries.

Heraeus Precious Colours belongs to the leading worldwide manufacturers of decoration products for ceramics and glass. High-quality precious metal colours, lustres, organic colours and decorating systems are produced in five worldwide production sites. Heraeus profits from over 100 years experience in ceramic decoration designs, which has always made the group a pioneer in the development of precious metal colours.

Whether dealing with superior UV protection, modern glass design, interior or exterior lighting for modern and historic buildings, the conservation of historical glass paintings or the manufacturing of modern light fixtures - in the fifth generation, our company with its long-standing tradition will fulfil your object-related requests.


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