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Outlook for our events in 2023
At the beginning of the year, we would like to give you a small preview of the events coming up in 2023. We would be pleased to welcome you at one or the other event.
Read the new Goldpost issue now
As every year, we have summarized all important topics of the past year in the latest Goldpost issue.
Seasons Greetings from Electroplating
The year 2022 flew by and is slowly coming to an end. That is why we would like to look back with you once again and then start a successful new year.
Detailed video of the new palladium substitute
RUTHUNA® Elektrolyte bestechen nicht nur durch ihre Wirtschaftlichkeit – gleichermaßen vorteilhaft sind diese auch bezüglich Nachhaltigkeit, Qualität, Anwenderfreundlichkeit und im technischen Bereich zudem für ausgewählte Anwendungen im Bereich…
Presentation: Coatings for high-power connectors
In his now freely accessible presentation, our expert Robert Ziebart explains why the previous standard for connector coatings in high-power applications cannot be satisfactory. Learn also how our silver-graphite dispersion electrolyte ARGUNA®…
Interview with the new manager of our EP business line
Since this summer, Michael Herkommer, previously responsible for technical sales, has been at the helm of our entire Electroplating business line. Read this short interview to learn about his vision for EP.
Silver processes for numerous technical applications
Umicore offers numerous silver electrolytes for various technical applications and fields of use. These include, for example, electrical contacts in connector technology, high-frequency technology, medical technology, and coatings for electrical…
Electrodes enable noticeable saving of energy & CO2
Due to current electricity prices, our specially developed electrodes (PLATINODE® HC) have a particularly positive effect on production costs, especially in energy-intensive hard chrome plating - while at the same time reducing the CO2 footprint.
Sustainable palladium substitute with significant price advantages
For years, palladium has been considered the ideal intermediate or final layer among platinum metals. Now the balance of power is changing - RUTHUNA® beats palladium, which has been the preferred choice up to now, in all relevant properties. The…
Introduction of our Umicore RISE Strategy 2030
The Umicore Group has set the course for the coming years and summarised the intention "to be a true transformation partner for our customers" in the Umicore RISE Strategy 2030. As the MDS business unit, we too have always been interested in…
Interview with the new manager for our Business Line TFP
With Olivier Bracher, we were able to gain an absolutely industry-experienced and technology-savvy manager for our business line Thin Film Products. Read this short interview to learn about his vision for TFP.
New standard for plug contacts in high-power applications
Our silver-graphite dispersion electrolyte ARGUNA® C-100 is specially developed for connector contacts used in high-power applications (e.g. high-power charging / HPC). It provides a contact layer on your connectors which is clearly superior to…