Heraeus & Vulcan Catalytic Systems – Our History and Commitment

Powder Coating Oven from Vulcan Catalytic Systems

Powder Coating Oven

From 1990 to 2014, the former Vulcan Catalytic Systems Ltd.  designed, manufactured, and marketed high quality industrial Catalytic Infrared heating equipment and powder coating ovens. Systems have been installed worldwide and are used for many applications including, paint and powder curing, leather curing, food drying and thermo-forming. In June 2014, Vulcan Catalytic Systems Ltd was acquired by Heraeus Noblelight LLC.

The new Gas Catalytic IR division of Heraeus Noblelight is located on Aquidneck Island in the Portsmouth Business Park in Portsmouth.  There is also a facility in the UK , formerly known as Vulcan Catalytic Systems UK LLP. Vulcan Catalytic Systems Ltd. was well known as a world class leader in the development of infrared curing technology for different coatings and substrates. Now under the ownership of Heraeus Noblelight, development of our gas catalytic infrared heaters, powder coating ovens, systems and controls for the process heating industry will proceed as before. Additionally, the pioneering work carried out in developing oven curing systems for MDF powder coating will continue.


Catalytic Infrared Oven

Catalytic Infrared Oven

The former employees of Vulcan, who now work for Heraeus, have always understood the importance of  customers, and their need for high quality energy efficient Infrared systems. We are committed to providing quality products and services that meet or exceed customer’s expectations. This commitment includes the goal of on-time delivery and defect-free products or services every time. Our quality management system is based on continuous improvement in all areas of our business, as well as the involvement of all employees at every level throughout the organization.


Heraeus, the precious metals and technology Group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a global, private company with more than 160 years of tradition. We create high value solutions for our customers, strengthening their competitiveness for the long term Our fields of competence include precious metals, materials and technologies, sensors, biomaterials and medical products, quartz glass, and specialty light sources. In fiscal year 2013, Heraeus achieved product revenue of $5.46 billion and precious metals trading revenue of $17.55 billion. With some 12,500 employees in over 110 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.

Mike Chapman, former President of Vulcan Catalytic Systems Ltd., (now Global Manager of Catalytic IR for Heraeus) stated:

“Joining the Heraeus network will offer us numerous opportunities to introduce our products and expertise to new markets.”





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