Catalytic converters are emission control devices that are vital for converting toxic by-products in internal combustion engines into less toxic gases. Control of emissions is becoming increasingly important due to:

  • Regulations becoming tighter as emission limits are getting lower and more pollutants are being regulated
  • Raw material availability is decreasing for metals such as Platinum Group Metals (PGMs). The majority of demand for these metals such as platinum, palladium and rhodium comes from the automotive industry as both diesel and gasoline cars rely heavily on these metals for their catalysts.
These industry drivers support a move towards using materials more efficiently, and optimising the performance of the catalysts that we use.