Introducing FlexCat™ by Unifrax, a flexible fiber-based catalytic media disrupting traditional catalysis technology across industrial markets.
FlexCat is an innovative and customizable fiber mat solution from Unifrax used throughout industrial catalysis operations. It’s designed to work across the industrial market to provide enhanced catalyst effectiveness with increased yield for any type of catalytic reaction – including hydrogen economy, fuel cell, traditional chemical feedstock applications, and emission control.
FlexCat’s lightweight fiber mat structure sets the industry up to handle long-term evolution, allowing for smaller reactors and lower investment costs – ultimately making for a greener, cleaner, safer solution with less waste and improved employee safety. FlexCat is designed to boost effectiveness, significantly reduce catalyst load, and lower operational costs while increasing employee safety across a number of applications.
Catalytic media have remained unchanged for 40 years. But all that’s about to change with the creation of better industrial catalysis using our innovative flexible mat-based catalyst support media from Unifrax. FlexCat uses significantly smaller quantities of metals, including platinum group metals (PGMs) to drive a reaction. This results in 15 times less catalyst mass, a more effective surface area, and chemistry – eliminating the need for zeolite coating to adhere to metals.
Existing systems won’t meet stricter regulations. FlexCat provides the flexibility to enhance existing systems for better conversion and performance or new, smaller, and more effective units to meet increased standards worldwide.
FlexCat supports the growth of hydrogen production through better selectivity and increased yield using significantly reduced catalyst loads and space footprint, from large-scale production operations to fuel cells and consumer applications.
With an 80% reduction in PGMs and no zeolite coating used on the FlexCat fiber, this new technology will lower operational costs through increased outputs, reduced downtime, fewer shutdowns, and safer turnovers for employees. FlexCat gives industry partners the potential to save big by decreasing the need to build new plants or update aging equipment.