Our production of bismuth-based chemicals has placed HEK GmbH at the top of the global market. All of our products meet the highest quality standards and are available in a wide variety of specifications and purities.
The field of application of our bismuth-based chemicals is very broad and extends from the pharmaceuticals industry via the substitution of toxic lead compounds to the electronics industry, where bismuth compounds are frequently used because of their unique properties.
Bismuth oxide plays a key role in the production of modern electronic components. It improves the electrical properties of ceramic materials thus allowing the hitherto impossible to be achieved.
In the production of glass frits and ceramics, there is a growing tendency towards substituting toxic lead with bismuth. This development is being accelerated even further by the higher chemical stability of bismuth as well as its lower melting point.
For reasons of environmental compatibility, the automobile industry is increasingly tending towards drastically reducing the levels of lead compounds used in vehicles. Here too, bismuth-based systems offer a sound alternative to lead.
Due its outstanding success in the treatment of stomach ulcers, bismuth has been enjoying the rapidly growing attention of physicians and pharmacists. Whether in tablet form, as a suspension, ointment or suppository, bismuth-based medicines can be found in a multitude of households today.
When adding that final touch to a particular makeup, it is often bismuth that is used, for instance in eye shadow made out of bismuth oxychloride. Other cosmetics such as nail varnish and lipstick also shine out thanks to their characteristic metallic, shimmering, mother-of-pearl effect.