Our catalysts and absorbents are used in the production of ammonia, methanol, hydrogen and substitute natural gas, and the purification of hydrocarbons

Johnson Matthey's APICO methanol synthesis catalyst
Johnson Matthey's APICO methanol synthesis catalyst

Our Process Technologies Division sells high performance process catalysts and absorbents to a wide range of industries, and also supplies chemical licensing technologies.

Catalysts and absorbents

Johnson Matthey's extensive range of products is marketed through a range of well-known brands – PURASPEC JM, KATALCOJM, INTERCATJM and CATACELJM – and includes:

  • World leading catalysts and absorbents for ammonia, methanol, hydrogen and substitute natural gas (SNG) production, and custom catalyst manufacture for gas to liquids (GTL).
  • Speciality purification for gas and liquid streams, hydrogen production and hydroprocessing catalysts.
  • Speciality purification absorbents for the removal of mercury, sulphur, carbonyl sulphide and arsine from hydrocarbon gases and liquids.
  • Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) additives and addition systems for the refining industry.
  • Structured foil supported catalysts for hydrogen and syngas production via steam reforming.
  • Chemical catalysts for the chemical intermediate, petrochemical, edible oil and oleochemical industries.

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Chemical licensing technologies

Johnson Matthey develops and licenses advanced proprietary process technologies for the oil, gas and chemicals industries. We also offer collaborating companies an extensive range of technology development, process design and engineering skills. Its extensive portfolio includes process technologies for the manufacture of:

  • Methanol
  • Susbtitute natural gas (SNG)
  • Gas to liquids (GTL)
  • Oxo alcohols
  • Butanediol, tetrahydrofuran, gamma butyrolactone
  • Natural detergent alcohols
  • Ethyl Acetate
  • Amines
  • Propylene glycol
  • Purified terephthalic acid (PTA)
  • Dimethyl ether (DME)
  • Biodiesel.

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