We are one of the world's leading producers of catalysts used in automotive emission systems for light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles. Our catalysts perform in a wide range of powertrains, including gasoline and diesel engines, natural gas, and alternative fuels, and are increasingly important in engines supporting mild and full hybrid vehicles. By focusing on superior technology in the development of automotive emission catalysts, we help our customers to produce more fuel-efficient vehicles and meet present and future requirements of environmental legislation.
Umicore develops catalytically active aftertreatment solutions which transform pollutants into harmless gases before releasing them into the environment. The catalytically active materials consist of a combination of oxides and precious metals like platinum, palladium and rhodium incorporated into a porous structure which allows intimate contact with the exhaust gas. The composition and the structure enable the interaction with the exhaust gas and the chemical transformation into harmless compounds.