Le laboratoire OPHRAM

Ophram Laboratoire has 40 years’ experience in the production of metal mercury; this involves two main activities :

  • Recycling and refining metal mercury, with a twofold objective:
  • The reuse of unused or abandoned stocks in order to avoid mining;
  • The recycling and refining of our end-user customers’ mercury.
  • Specialising in the production of high-purity mercury (99.99999%) in sealed ampoules, a grade supplied to industries requiring ultra-pure materials, chiefly in the microelectronics and optronics sector for the production of semiconductors (infrared photodetection, HgCdTe).

This high-purity mercury is of the quality required for the production of monocrystals and epitaxic layers such as double cadmium-mercury tellurides.

Upgrading rather than extraction
recycling rather than landfill