Johnson Matthey has a long history of inventing, developing and commercialising innovative products and technologies. Find out more about the stories behind some of our most significant discoveries

Autocatalysts – 40 Years of Emissions Control

Autocatalysts – 40 Years of Emissions Control

Since the first autocatalyst rolled off the production line at Johnson Matthey’s plant in Royston, UK in 1974, this technology has prevented many millions of tonnes of harmful pollutants from entering our air

Autocatalysts – 40 Years of Emissions Control
Johnson Matthey – The Original Recycler

Johnson Matthey – The Original Recycler

Recycling is a core competence of Johnson Matthey – we've been doing it for 200 years and today we are the world's largest recycler of platinum group metals

Johnson Matthey – The Original Recycler
The Continuously Regenerating Trap

The Continuously Regenerating Trap

Award winning technology for controlling diesel vehicle pollution

The Continuously Regenerating Trap
Making our Mark in Methanol

Making our Mark in Methanol

Today's methanol industry is based on technology first developed in the 1960s and the latest process and catalyst know how now resides with Johnson Matthey

Making our Mark in Methanol
Development of the Low Pressure Oxo Process

Development of the Low Pressure Oxo Process

Discovered over 40 years ago, this catalytic process is used for making oxo alcohols – the chemical building block of solvents, plastics and other chemicals

Development of the Low Pressure Oxo Process
Platinum Chemistry for Fighting Cancer

Platinum Chemistry for Fighting Cancer

Johnson Matthey has played an important role in the development of platinum based drugs, such as cisplatin and carboplatin, which are used for the chemotherapy treatment of cancers

Platinum Chemistry for Fighting Cancer
Bitrex – ‘Bitter’ to be Safe than Sorry

Bitrex – ‘Bitter’ to be Safe than Sorry

Bitrex®, the world’s bitterest substance, is the leading branded safety ingredient used in a variety of domestic and industrial applications

Bitrex – ‘Bitter’ to be Safe than Sorry