Many chemical processes require platinum catalysts but the manufacture of speciality silicones is one of the most significant. Adding a platinum compound to the silicone mixture catalyses the cross-linking or ‘curing’ process resulting in a desirable silicone product.
Silicones are highly durable materials with excellent resistance to chemical corrosion, fire and extremes of temperature. They are also pliable, waterproof and electrically insulating. It is not surprising, therefore, that silicone materials have many uses in everyday life.
Our technical teams have many years of experience in synthesis, formulation and characterisation of catalysts to tailor the best solution for you.
Easy formulation and less waste
We tightly control our development and manufacturing processes to produce catalysts with consistent activity levels. The low variance between batches makes it easier for you to formulate, avoiding catalyst waste and incomplete reactions.
Advanced technical expertise
We have exceptional technical expertise in the characterisation of hydrosilylation catalysts. Our R&D teams in Royston (UK) and West Deptford (US) are dedicated to innovation, finding the best solutions for our customers.
We can produce catalysts at all scales from laboratory to tonne scale depending on your needs.
Health and environment
We control our manufacturing processes to minimise residual platinum compounds which may be harmful to health or the environment.
Wide precious metal range
Our product range includes organometallic compounds of a variety of precious metals, not just platinum.