Cormetech, Inc.

Cormetech, Inc.

Cormetech, Inc.

Cormetech is the industry’s leading SCR honeycomb catalyst manufacturer and full life cycle catalyst management / on-site service solution provider. Over the past 25 years, Cormetech’s focus on innovation and technology has enabled us to build the largest stationary SCR catalyst base in the world. Cormetech has delivered operating catalysts, optimized catalyst management strategies and on-site services for more than 1,400 SCR systems, totaling over 100,000 MW of worldwide generating capacity.

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Treyburn Corporate Park, 5000 International Drive , Durham , NC 27712 USA
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Air Pollution Treatment
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

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Cormetech was formed in 1989 as a joint equity company of proven industrial leaders: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Corning Incorporated, and Mitsubishi Petrochemical (MPC). Corning Incorporated is acknowledged worldwide as a leader in glass and ceramic processing technologies and in the automotive emission control field. Corning Incorporated’s ceramic honeycomb substrates are used in more than 50% of automotive catalytic converters worldwide. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) is one of the world's leading heavy machinery manufacturers. Mitsubishi and its licensees have supplied over half the SCR systems used on utility and industrial boilers and combustion turbines worldwide. Cormetech’s catalyst technologies uniquely benefit from the ceramic extrusion technology of Corning Incorporated and SCR system design, engineering, and experience of MHI.

We leverage our parent companies’ solid base of more than 30 years of SCR experience and ceramic extrusion technology, to create innovative catalyst products and services that meet our customer’s needs. Our own experience approaches 23 years of providing our services to the industry. To date in 2012, we have supplied services and delivered operating catalysts worldwide for greater than 1,300 SCR systems totaling over 100,000 MW of generating capacity.

Headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, USA, with sales offices in Europe and China, Cormetech has fully dedicated, state-of-the art manufacturing facilities, R&D centers and testing laboratories in Durham, North Carolina and Cleveland, Tennessee.

Our mission is clear…

Deliver innovative products and services that improve air quality and maximize stakeholder value.

We do this by…

  • Producing quality products, which meet or exceed the expectations of our customers.
  • Working to achieve quality through working together to continuously
  • Improve the things we do and the way we do them. At Cormetech, the team is the center of all functions. Part of your responsibilities will be to work with your team to find better ways of doing things, at the same time that you are doing your job to produce quality results.
  • Working as a team is critical. None of us can work in isolation. All of us

           Are expected to teach and learn in order to continuously improve our   

           Products and our individual contribution. We are all responsible for the

           Overall quality of our products.

  • Finally, we produce quality results through behaviors that others admire.

These behaviors include mutual respect, strong work ethics, life long learning, and a commitment to being better today than yesterday. Results and positive behaviors determine the overall performance of Cormetech.

Cormetech's Code of Business Conduct

Cormetech, Inc. Has the expectation that all officers, managers, and employees will follow the guidelines outlined in this policy as they relate to integrity, competitive interactions, and business conduct.

A. Conflicts of Interest

The following section describes activities that would be detrimental to Cormetech and as a result, should be avoided:

Employees shall not be involved in any activity, including personal investment, which competes or is in conflict with or gives the appearance of conflict of interest with the business of Cormetech, Inc. Or our shareholders.  Outside business interests require the prior approval of Cormetech, Inc.

No employee shall be employed or have a direct or indirect significant financial interest in any company, other than its shareholders, which is engaged in the same or similar line of business as Cormetech, Inc. Significant financial interest is one which is so substantial as to create a potential risk of interference of an individual’s exercise of independent judgment in the best interest of the company.

No employee shall accept or request directly or indirectly any article of value from anyone connected with a company with which Cormetech, Inc. Is negotiating, contracting, or dealing with if the item in question may influence the individual in negotiating or dealing with their company.  All employees are to advise their manager of any gifts received in respect of employment of Cormetech.

No employee shall directly or indirectly give a gift or favor or engage in the entertainment of any person, firm, or nonaffiliated corporation negotiating, contracting or in any way dealing with Cormetech, Inc. Or likely to negotiate, contract or deal with Cormetech, Inc., except as may be consistent with generally acceptable ethical standards and accepted business practices and not in violation of any applicable law.

No employee shall receive, in addition to a regular salary, fees or other compensation as fixed by Cormetech, Inc., any money or thing of value, directly or indirectly, or through any substantial interest in any non-affiliated business of any sort, or through any personal relationship, for negotiating, procuring, recommending or aiding in any purchase, sale, or rental of property or any loan made by or to Cormetech, Inc.

No employee of Cormetech, Inc. Shall, without proper authority, give or release to anyone not employed by Cormetech, Inc.or its shareholder corporations, or to another employee who has no need for the information, data or proprietary information of a confidential nature concerning Cometech, Inc.

B. Business Conduct

This section details Cormetech, Inc.’s performance expectation for employee business conduct:

Employees dealing with contractors, vendors, suppliers, consultants, customers, and other persons having business with Cormetech, Inc. Shall conduct such activities in the best interests of Cormetech, Inc. Without favor or preference.

No cash payments may be made to customers in the United States.  No payments may be made outside the United States to secure preferential action.  Expediting payments to secure the timely and correct completion of routine government action (e.g., processing visas, permits to do business) is permitted outside the United States only when lawful, and then only if it is unavoidable and made to facilitate the correct performance of a government representative’s routine duties.

Other gifts and entertainment provided to governmental and commercial customers are limited to $25 in value.  Exceptions to this rule include entertainment which is considered a routine part of conducting normal business interactions.

No political contribution shall be made by or on behalf of Cormetech, Inc. Or its shareholders to any political party, committee, officeholder or candidate for any public office within the United States or to any candidate or government official outside the United States which violates applicable laws.  Employees are encouraged to engage in lawful political activity as they consider appropriate.

Employees in subordinate/supervisory relationships are not to exchange favors or gifts which could or appear to give rise to any obligation.

Employees are required to follow the provisions of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.


Our state-of-the art SCR catalyst manufacturing facilities are located in Durham, North Carolina and Cleveland, Tennessee. Our high-tech and flexible manufacturing processes are among the best in the world and is ISO 9002 certified. With superior engineering, experience and innovation, we provide customers with proven catalyst solutions for nox emission control.

Durham, NC Plant
Located near Research Triangle Park in Durham, NC, this plant specializes in research and development. This 70,000 square feet plant can meet special orders for customized environmental solutions with short lead times. Our state-of-the-art laboratory can test full sized catalysts for performance characterization. We also perform chemical and physical tests to obtain data that will enhance our ability to custom design catalyst management plans. Our laboratory equipment simulates flue gas field conditions for gas and coal applications in our pilot reactors.

Simulation of flue gas field conditions at Durham

Cleveland, TN Plant
Located in eastern Tennessee, near Chattanooga, the 120,000 square feet Cleveland manufacturing plant specializes in catalyst manufacturing for coal and Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) applications. Our precision controlled forming and heat treat processes assure high quality products. High-speed robotics coupled with computer databases provide ergonomically friendly product handling with error free material tracking. With two versatile world-class manufacturing plants and the knowledge of our staff, Cormetech is uniquely positioned to support the growing catalyst needs of the global market


Cormetech has in-house laboratories for catalyst testing and analysis to determine catalyst performance, deactivation causes, projected life cycle assessment and system optimization. We have state-of-the-art laboratories, catalyst activity test centers and micro-activity test apparatus in Durham, NC and Cleveland, TN. Our test capability is also supplemented by Corning Incorporated's test laboratories in Corning, NY and MHI’s laboratories in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Our pilot test plant is capable of auditing field catalyst at actual operating condition. Cormetech's testing equipment is state of the art and methods are fully conforming to the SCR industry's best practices and VGB guidelines.


Cormetech is one of the most technologically advanced catalyst manufacturing companies in the world. We focus on offering superior technology and resources to ensure reliable performance at the lowest cost to our customers. As a result, innovation is a culture at Cormetech, and we have introduced many new products to meet the growing needs of our customers.

Current and future market needs and customer feedback forms the basis of our R&D efforts. At the same time, we encourage creative ideas from our employees in developing breakthrough products and processes. Our current R&D efforts focus on:

  • Zero-slip technology
  • High performance products
  • Mercury control
  • Advanced extrusion techniques
  • SO3 mitigation catalysts
  • High-temperature products
  • Poison resistance

We have a state-of-the-art R&D center in Durham, NC. We also participate in joint development programs with our world-class technology parent companies Corning and MHI to continuously enhance our product offerings. We also conduct research programs at universities in the United States and China for analyzing catalyst deactivation chemistry, catalyst adsorption properties and catalyst material screening for advancements in product development.