Always being at the forefront of technology, we've played an essential role in Johnson Matthey's history since 1817. Through our key milestones we have developed the expertise to become the internationally renowned business we are today.
We developed gauze packs with ACT™ layers, improving platinum availability and gauze activation.
We became a leader in metallurgy of iridium and its alloys, providing micro alloys to control the material properties for different applications. This has several applications including crucibles for crystal growth and spark plug tips.
We introduced the Eco-Cat™ gauze system with an increase of palladium into the catalyst pack compared to previous gauze systems. This exploits the metal recovery properties of palladium to catch lost platinum, providing a sustainable system while maintaining maximum conversion efficiency of ammonia.
We made an agreement with Yara, a world leading nitrogen fertiliser manufacturer, for the co-operation and marketing of their nitrous oxide abatement catalyst. This has been successfully installed into a range of plants worldwide with over 90% abatement success.
Our ACT™ coatings were first used for glass melting furnace blocks to extend their lifetime.
We made technological advances in the field of Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM), including 3D printed complex objects with speciality powders.
We developed high strength materials for sensor applications that are resistant to grain growth.