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  • 30/11/2017

    Umicore to sell its European Technical Materials business to SAXONIA Edelmetalle

    Umicore announced today that it has agreed to sell its European Technical Materials business to SAXONIA Edelmetalle GmbH, a long-established German refiner and manufacturer of precious metal chemical compounds, semi-finished products and contact parts.The agreement concerns the Technical Materials activities in Germany and Italy, which manufacture contact materials and brazing alloys for technical applications. Closing of the transaction is expected in the first quarter of 2018. Umicore CEO Marc Grynberg commented: “We believe that SAXONIA is an ideal home for our European Technical Materials business. SAXONIA’s advanced industrial operations will provide a unique stepping stone to the entire organization while offering ample opportunities for further growth.” Technical Materials in Europe employs approximately 300 people and has industrial sites in Hanau, Germany (Umicore Technical Materials AG & Co. KG) and Vicenza, Italy (Italbras S.p.A.).
    About SAXONIA Edelmetalle SAXONIA
    Edelmetalle GmbH (Halsbrücke) is continuing the tradition of mining and processing precious metals which has existed in the Freiberg region since the beginning of the 17th century. Today the company is an established and reliable partner to industrial users in the core areas of precious metal refining, precious metal chemical compounds, semi-finished products, platinum equipments and contact parts. Since 2010, WIELAND Edelmetalle GmbH, Pforzheim has been part of the SAXONIA Group. Today WIELAND Edelmetalle is a leading mid-sized company with more than 150 employees, specialising in products and services related to precious metals refining and technology, including semi-finished products and brazing alloys.


  • 16/06/2014

    Perfect brazing join? That is possible with the right training program!

    It’s now possible to realize perfect brazing join! It’s not simply a matter of choosing the right brazing alloy, it’s a matter of training. People involved in the brazing process must be informed regarding all factors influencing the brazing process. It’s necessary to be informed about the right brazing flux and alloy. About the regulation of the torch. About all safety procedures. About the tolerances of the join. About the heating process. About the flowing of the alloy and the cooling time. Now, Italbras has designed a training course covering all this topics, with class session and a practical session. To learn more about Italbras training courses, please contact us at phone number 0039 0444 347500 or mail


  • 07/09/2012

    Brazing Flux without boric acid

    Itabras offers a wide range of boric acid free brazing fluxes: each brazing flux can be applied for a specific application. Brazing fluxes without boric acid are sometimes defined in the market as green and ecologic and are much less dangerous than others. Boric acid free fluxes have been used for many years and are suitably tested and approved: they offer excellent performance. For further information please contact the sales office (0039 0444 347500) or your direct sales agent.


  • 05/01/2012

    Cadmium-free brazing alloys according to regulation Reach 494

    The regulation Reach 494 began on 10th December 2011. Italbras ceased the production of cadmium-containing brazing alloys from that time and now offers cadmium-free brazing alloys according to Reach 494. Italbras manufactures brazing alloys with a cadmium content of less than 0,01% in agreement with Reach 494. Such a limit is extremely low and Italbras are able stay below this level thanks to the tight control of the production process and the inspection of raw materials. Italbras prepares the certificate of analysis composition, for each consignment, demonstrating that the limit of cadmium is in line with the regulation Reach 494. We invite all companies still using cadmium-containing brazing alloys to contact Italbras and request support in order to convert to cadmium-free brazing alloys. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.