As the global population grows and demographics change, consumer expectations are putting more pressure on chemical producers to produce more for less.

What we do

As a leader in specialty chemicals, our expertise is geared towards making the best use of limited natural resources, with a constant focus on improving and refining products, processes and techniques.


Our solutions include:
  • Catalyst solutions, optimisation and recycling.
  • Licensed processes and technologies.
  • Life cycle analysis and technical services.
  • Technologies for bio-based processing.


We can help you to:
  • Create high efficiency and optimum yields, leading to lower operating costs.
  • Optimise processes to ensure low capital costs and minimum feedstock losses.
  • Reduce emissions to meet sustainability targets.

Related areas


We are the world-leader in the fertiliser industry and have the greatest depth and breadth of knowledge, providing catalysts used in ammonia, nitric acid and urea production.
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We have a broad range of research and development interests in biorenewables, supplying a range of catalysts and process technologies to offer economically attractive and sustainable opportunities.
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Core technologies

Including amination, hydrogenation, Fischer-Tropsch, esterification and CANS novel reactors technologies.
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Custom catalysts

Our custom catalyst programmes deliver products suitable for reliable scale up from gram to kilo and kilo to tonne for customers worldwide.
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Edible oils

We're market leaders for the supply of catalysts into the fats and oils industry. For hydrogenation of fats and oils we have a number of products to suit specific customer needs.
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We offer both formaldehyde process technology and catalysts through our FORMOX™ brand.
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Licensed processes

Including gas to liquids, substitute natural gas (SNG), purification, biodiesel and oxo alcohols processes.
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We are the world's leading supplier of methanol and syngas technologies, with customers around the globe using our process.
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Catalysts for the production of edible oils, fatty acids, polyols and natural detergent alcohols.
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Including olefins, alcohols, solvents and fuels, fluorochemicals, chemical intermediates and environmental.
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Case study

Tackling industrial methane emissions

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ACE: the app for chemical engineers

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Products and services

Chemicals products and services

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