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Purified terephthalic acid (PTA) process

A successful collaboration between Johnson Matthey and Dow has achieved a breakthrough PTA process offering improved economics, competitiveness and reliability while delivering a quality PTA product.

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Oxidation catalysts

Johnson Matthey offers a variety of precious and base metal catalysts for a variety of oxidation processes.

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Catalyst enhancement FCC additive

CAT-AID, Johnson Matthey’s catalyst enhancement additive, is designed to overcome many of the shortcomings related to deactivation of base catalyst from metal contaminants such as vanadium, nickel, iron, calcium, sodium, and potassium.

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Natural detergent alcohols process

Johnson Matthey has licensed the greatest number of plants worldwide for the production of natural detergent alcohols (NDA), also known as fatty alcohols.

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Oxidation technology

In terms of organic chemistry, oxidation is defined as a reaction which causes carbon to lose electron density. This can be caused by a carbon atom forming a bond with a more electronegative atom (e.g. oxygen, nitrogen), or breaking a bond with a less electronegative atom (e.g. hydrogen).

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Propylene glycol process

Our DAVY™ glycerol to propylene glycol (GPG) process is a perfect fit for our DAVY biodiesel process as the by-product, glycerol, can be fed to an adjoining GPG plant.

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Butanediol BDO THF GBL DMS process, Hydrogenolysis and Esterification technology

Johnson Matthey is the leading technology provider for butanediol plants worldwide. The DAVY™ butanediol process can produce in a single reaction train, varying ratios of three products; 1,4 butanediol (BDO), tetrahydrofuran (THF), Di-methyl succinate (DMS) and gamma butyrolactone (GBL). Hydrogenolysis is a reaction where hydrogen is added to a compound and breaks that compound’s bonds, forming two molecules as a result. Johnson Matthey's DAVY™ hydrogenolysis technology reacts hydrogen gas (H2) with a vapour-phase carbonyl compound. Esters are organic compounds characterized by the RCOOR’ functional group, and are most commonly derived from the reaction of carboxylic acids with alcohols.

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Substitute natural gas (SNG) process

With over 20 years' experience, Johnson Matthey is the market leader in the supply of SNG catalysts and technology, with our DAVY™ licensed plants providing more than half of global SNG production.

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