Our R&D activities provide the foundation for bringing new products and technologies to market. Read examples of the novel ways we apply our science to new commercial areas

How Commercialising Fischer Tropsch-based Technology will Help Create a Cleaner World

How Commercialising Fischer Tropsch-based Technology will Help Create a Cleaner World

Celebrated at the recent IChemE Awards, JM’s collaboration with BP is working towards commercialising Fischer Tropsch (FT) based technology to make a lasting positive environmental impact.

How Commercialising Fischer Tropsch-based Technology will Help Create a Cleaner World
From Hospital Bed to Sea Bed

From Hospital Bed to Sea Bed

CT scanning has already revolutionised medicine, now it is driving innovation deep beneath the waves.

From Hospital Bed to Sea Bed
Creating Value for Customers in Unconventional Oil and Gas

Creating Value for Customers in Unconventional Oil and Gas

Extracting oil and gas from unconventional deposits like shale gas is easier and more economic with Tracerco technology

Creating Value for Customers in Unconventional Oil and Gas
Tackling Industrial Methane Emissions

Tackling Industrial Methane Emissions

Johnson Matthey is commercialising a new technology that can be used to abate 1.5% of manmade greenhouse gas emissions

Tackling Industrial Methane Emissions
Powering Up Our Battery Technologies Business

Powering Up Our Battery Technologies Business

The demand for electric vehicles, including hybrid, full battery and fuel cell powered cars, is growing

Powering Up Our Battery Technologies Business
New Diesel Emission Control Technology Creates Opportunities

New Diesel Emission Control Technology Creates Opportunities

New regulations that come into effect next year in the US to reduce harmful vehicle emissions and lower the sulphur content of fuel will be challenging to meet

New Diesel Emission Control Technology Creates Opportunities
Making a Positive Impact through Process Innovation

Making a Positive Impact through Process Innovation

A new process technology allows cost competitive renewable materials to be manufactured for a wide range of markets

Making a Positive Impact through Process Innovation
Meeting Customers' Changing Needs in China

Meeting Customers' Changing Needs in China

A project to improve a product line for our Emission Control Technologies (ECT) Division in China has resulted in a new catalyst which better meets our customers’ requirements

Meeting Customers' Changing Needs in China
Creating Value for New Customers at Fine Chemicals

Creating Value for New Customers at Fine Chemicals

Our Fine Chemicals team in the US has applied its manufacturing process knowledge and complex chemistry expertise to develop a new active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) which is being used in treatments for depression

Creating Value for New Customers at Fine Chemicals
Novel Manufacturing Technology Unlocks Product Innovations

Novel Manufacturing Technology Unlocks Product Innovations

Our Precious Metal Products Division has built on its core knowledge of material science to develop an advanced manufacturing technique that produces novel ceramic substrates

Novel Manufacturing Technology Unlocks Product Innovations
3D Printing with Precious Metal Powders

3D Printing with Precious Metal Powders

Johnson Matthey materials scientists are looking at a range of projects using additive manufacturing technologies including 3D printing

3D Printing with Precious Metal Powders
Accurate Modelling for Advanced Products

Accurate Modelling for Advanced Products

At Johnson Matthey modelling is one of our core skills in advanced material design that helps us differentiate ourselves from our competitors through technology

Accurate Modelling for Advanced Products
Turning Waste Oils into Renewable Fuels

Turning Waste Oils into Renewable Fuels

We've developed an award winning technology to turn fatty acids in waste oils into sustainable, environmentally friendly biodiesel

Turning Waste Oils into Renewable Fuels
Making PVC Production More Sustainable

Making PVC Production More Sustainable

Using our expertise in sustainable technologies we have developed a mercury-free catalyst to support a more environmentally friendly method of producing PVC

Making PVC Production More Sustainable
New Scanning Technology for Oil and Gas Customers

New Scanning Technology for Oil and Gas Customers

Our Diagnostic Services business, Tracerco, has created a new technology, Discovery, which can scan subsea pipelines effectively and without interrupting operations

New Scanning Technology for Oil and Gas Customers
Closing the Gap on Lithium-ion Batteries for Cars

Closing the Gap on Lithium-ion Batteries for Cars

Scientists at Johnson Matthey are exploring different ways lithium-ion cell chemistries and battery applications can be used to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions of cars

Closing the Gap on Lithium-ion Batteries for Cars
New Catalyst Removes Toxic Mercury in VCM Manufacture

New Catalyst Removes Toxic Mercury in VCM Manufacture

The manufacture of VCM, from either coal or natural gas, is an important intermediate step in the production of poly vinyl chloride (PVC)

New Catalyst Removes Toxic Mercury in VCM Manufacture
The Right Solution for Water Purification

The Right Solution for Water Purification

We are applying our expertise in advanced materials to develop a new generation of sustainable technologies to tackle problematic pollutants in water, a big world issue

The Right Solution for Water Purification
Micromachined Components for Medical Applications

Micromachined Components for Medical Applications

Precision components manufactured by Johnson Matthey are used in a variety of medical device applications, from the treatment of heart disorders and stroke therapy to orthopaedic trauma cases

Micromachined Components for Medical Applications