Custom catalysts

Johnson Matthey recognises that today’s chemical industry can be fast moving and highly tailored to customer demands. We deliver this service through our custom catalyst programmes.

Working closely with our customers, two projects are rarely the same, these include:

  • Advice on catalyst selection
  • Tailored products to meet needs outside of standard products
  • Joint development programmes to explore new routes using Johnson Matthey development and scale up expertise
  • Toll manufacturing of customer’s proprietary recipes, using our scale up and manufacturing expertise.

Our custom catalyst programmes deliver products suitable for reliable scale up from gram to kilo and kilo to tonne for customers worldwide. This makes us a desirable catalyst partner in today’s chemical industry.

High quality manufacturing processes are at the heart of our customer offering. Johnson Matthey invests in manufacturing excellence, best practice groups, core manufacturing science and robust quality systems to ensure products are delivered to meet our customers’ needs. Our capabilities include:


  • Base metals, including but not limited by Ni, Co, Cu, Zn, Cr, Zr, Mg, Mn, K, Ce, Fe, Sn, W
  • Precious metals, including but not limited by Pt, Pd, Rh, Ru, Ag, Au, Ir, Re
  • Multi metallic, including mixed base and precious metal recipes


  • Precipitation (supported and unsupported)
  • Impregnation (on a vast range of supports)
  • Coating
  • Alloying


  • Precompaction
  • Tableting / pelleting
  • Extrusion
  • Granulating
  • Spray drying
  • Encapsulation
  • Grinding and milling


  • Drying
  • Calcination
  • Reduction and passivation
  • Sulphur treatment

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With a range of solutions available, our team will help you select the right technology for your journey.

Chemical catalysts team