Laboratory equipment

Precious metal laboratory equipment, such as platinum crucibles and dishes are applied because of their unique properties. These properties are a high melting point (1.768 °C ), being chemically inert, having excellent conducting properties, and high resistance to tarnishing and corrosion. Platinum laboratory equipment is used for chemical decomposition processes, like evaporation, flour ashing,  and filtration of aggressive liquids. Another application is composition analysis, such as electroanalytical determination of metals, and x-ray fluorescence (XRF). Additionally, platinum crucibles are used in the growth of oxide single crystals. IAM Drijfhout has a large product range of precious metal laboratory equipment, available in different alloys of platinum, gold, iridium, rhodium, and palladium.

IAM Drijfhout is a supplier of precious metal products since 1827, specialized in laboratory equipment.

The platinum laboratory equipment of IAM Drijfhout can be categorized into four groups: crucibles and dishes, lids, tongues, and electrodes. Our laboratory equipment is used by leading research institutes in a variety of industries. We supply among others to the oil and gas industry, the glass industry, the mining industry, research institutes in soil research, and organizations that certify building materials. Crucibles and dishes can be produced in different sizes, bottom thicknesses, alloys, supplied with a pouring lip, or with a reinforced rim. Additionally, the precious metals can be stabilized to increase the product quality and to enhance the lifespan.

Crucibles and dishes

IAM Drijfhout offers over 100 standard crucibles and dishes. These products are applied in processes of evaporation, flour ashing, filtration, electroanalyses, and x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyses.


Lids can be supplied in a variety of sizes and alloys, ensuring a perfect with the crucible. Lids are available for crucibles with and without an reinforced rim.


Our electrodes like Fischer, Woelbling, and Schoeniger are made of a platinum-iridium alloy. They are applied in electroanalyses because of their high electrical conductivity and resistance to corrosion.


Tongues with platinum tips are used to work safely with hot crucibles, and to increase the lifespan of crucibles and dishes. Tongues are available in different lengths and with different sizes platinum tips.

Custom made

All our laboratory equipment can be custom made in terms of shape, size, and alloy. For example, to withstand extreme temperatures, an alloy of platinum with gold or iridium can be manufactured. To make products extra hard, alloys of platinum and rhodium can be produced.

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