Today most of the chemical and power-relevant processes in industry are based on catalysts. Among heterogeneous catalysts the supported ones are all-important: For their manufacture a material more or less inert to the reaction conditions is coated with the catalytically active substance in the form of aqueous solutions. According to demand this support can be based on activated carbons, aluminas, silicas, calcium carbonate or zeolites in various shapes, such as rings, pellets, extrudates, powders and monoliths.
Due to their activities and selectivities, catalysts are mainly based on the platinum group metals (PGM’s) platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, ruthenium, but also on the elements gold, silver, and rhenium, and play an important part in chemistry.
Heraeus develops together with the customers individual supported catalysts and help them to expand their market position. Also, we produce as a toll manufacturer according to the requirements of our customers.