Technology

Mixed Phase Catalyst (MPC®) Technology

Experience breakthrough technology for high-performance catalytic converters.

Our Mixed Phase Catalyst (MPC®) technology for the development of catalysts and high-performance catalytic converters significantly improves catalytic performance and is highly durable and cost-effective.

Why? The unique nanostructures are extremely, thermally stable and resistant to sintering. This enables superior catalytic performance over time and at extreme temperatures. The catalysts involve mixtures of chemical compounds, or phases, each with its own functionality.

This enables us to offer a wide range of applications for our catalytic coatings, including automotive, diesel, energy, and other uses. We have also developed an innovative and sophisticated manufacturing process for coating substrates using our catalytic coatings.

Our family of ceramic oxide catalytic substrate coatings featuring MPC® technology, and the process by which they are applied, are the result of the development and application of advanced material science by our dedicated product development team.

The coatings contain patented mixed-metal oxides, produced from combinations of low-cost materials that form active and stable ceramic oxides when fired at high temperatures. In certain applications, the coatings use small amounts of platinum group metals (PGMs) together with inexpensive transition metals and lanthanides.


An atomic structure that enables reactions for high-performance catalytic converters.

When compounded in our coatings, their atomic structure uniquely enables the reactions necessary for high-performance catalytic converters. In addition, this material science approach provides tremendous flexibility in tailoring the performance characteristics to meet specific customer application requirements.

Other companies have experimented with these materials with uncompetitive results due to the "sintering" and loss of surface area that occurs at high temperatures. The development of our patented MPC® nanotechnology approach to catalyst manufacture has provided critical breakthrough for the stabilization of mixed-metal oxides under the most severe conditions encountered in automotive and other catalyst applications.

Further, our compounds actually stabilize the small quantity of PGMs used, prolonging their durability and requiring less PGM investment. In contrast, conventional catalytic converters must use far greater amounts of PGMs because their effectiveness declines with aging. The end benefit of MPC® technology is durable catalytic converter performance, dramatic cost savings and easily customizable formulations for specific applications.

We have numerous U.S. and international patents on the use of MPC® technology. For more information about our products using MPC® technology, click here.