Hydrogenated polymers are used in many applications as the hydrogenation of the monomer units significantly modifies the polymer properties. In some cases, the hydrogenation of polymers provides materials that are more thermally and oxidatively stable when compared with their precursor polymers.

In addition, di-block and tri-block polymers, comprised of two or more subunit types can have tailored elastomeric properties by hydrogenating the individual blocks. Applied Catalysts offers catalysts, services, and systems that can be used for polymer hydrogenation to many products.


Benefits for Our Clients

Applications of triblock copolymers with different levels of unsaturation may be used as asphalt modifiers, adhesives, sealants, compatibilizers, reinforcing agents, and impact modifiers. Hydrogenated polymers may also be used for modifed nitrile rubbers for tires.


Pain Points We Solve

Monolith-based structures and particulate supports with various degrees of meso and macroporosity may improve the yield and selectivity of the hydrogenated polymers.

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Catalyst Development

Applied Catalysts offers catalyst development services based on heterogeneous catalysts. Combining our testing services with our catalyst development services accelerates project success and maximizes value creation for the customer.


Catalyst Sourcing

There will be times when alternate suppliers are needed. As a supplier of catalyst and process technology ourselves, we can help customers source catalysts and chemicals in many areas.

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Catalyst Testing

We offer lab-scale and show-tube scale testing of hydrogenation and other chemical processes under reductive or inert conditions. Other chemistries can also be run by request.



Batch Reactor Systems

Batch reactor systems offer a reliable and flexible way to manufacture a wide range of chemical products and allow for better control over each reaction step, making them an ideal choice for many chemical manufacturers.


Continuous Reactors

Our continuous reactor systems offer productivity, reliability, and cost advantages for chemical manufacturing. Turn-key systems can be delivered.

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Modular Process Systems

Designed for flexible just in time manufacturing, our modular process systems are the perfect tools for increasing productivity and driving profitability.

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Separation Systems

Separation Systems are integral to a variety of industries that involve the processing of complex chemical mixtures that require safe, efficient, and reliable process equipment.

Process Catalysts

Metal Oxide Catalysts (MOC)

MOC products offer advantages as it can be used in both reductive and oxidative environments. Other advantages include high strength, attrition resistance, and tunable surface properties for various applications.

Custom Catalysts

Delivering on a foundation of catalyst development of over 30 years, we offer monolith-based, particulate catalysts, PGM, and base-metal catalysts.

Activated Carbon Monolith Catalysts (ACMC)

At Applied Catalysts, we strive to meet the unique needs of every customer. Whether you have a particular catalyst type in mind or need some additional guidance, we can help find the best solutions through all stages, from development to commercialization.

Granular Activated Carbon Catalysts (GACC)

GACC products have a high surface area and inert support for numerous catalyst applications. We can help you develop, test, and deliver the right catalyst.




Hydrogenation is an essential process in a number of chemical process industries, including Specialty Chemicals, Pharmaceutical intermediates, and Polymers. We offer robust hydrogenation catalysts, systems, and services for a variety of classes of chemistry at the lab, pilot, and production scale.

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Let Applied Catalysts Take on Your Polymer Hydrogenation Challenges

Applied Catalysts has the catalysts, reactors, and engineering to deliver hydrogenation technology and systems to meet your needs, including:

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    internal and industry catalysts

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    lab, semi-pilot, show-tube and pilot scale reactor testing

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    engineering and fabrication to deliver modular systems

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