Heraeus Purchases the Ferro Corporation's Solar Paste Business

--  Acquisition strengthens Heraeus' position as a solar paste 
    innovator and supplier 
HANAU, Germany, Feb. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Heraeus Precious Metals, business group 
of the German precious metal and technology group Heraeus, has purchased the 
Ferro Corporation's solar paste business unit. Heraeus acquires the assets 
including intellectual property associated with development and production of 
metallization pastes for solar cells. The former Ferro activities will be 
integrated in the Photovoltaics Business Unit of Heraeus, a leading innovator 
and supplier of metallization pastes for solar cells. With the signing of the 
contract on February 06, 2013, Heraeus continues its long-term commitment to 
"We are confident in the future growth of the photovoltaic industry. The 
merger of Heraeus' innovation and industry leadership with Ferro's PV history 
and technology will strengthen our competence as a supplier to the cell 
producers globally," said Dr. Ralf Droste, Executive Vice President of Heraeus 
Precious Metals. 
Ferro has more than a thirty year history of developing thick-film pastes, 
including for the photovoltaics industry. Heraeus has produced thick film 
pastes for over forty years and solar pastes since 2008. 
Christoph Ringwald Head of Business Media & Corporate Responsibility Heraeus 
Corporate Communications Heraeus Holding GmbH Heraeusstraße 12-14 63450 
Hanau, Germany Phone +49(0)6181-35-3832 Fax: +49(0)6181-35-4242 
E-Mail:christoph.ringwald@heraeus.com Web:http://www.heraeus.com 
SOURCE: Heraeus Holding GmbH 
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