ThruPore’s patented innovation is a proprietary formulation and process for making synthetic carbon supports. Carbon has certain properties which make it more attractive than organic carbon, alumina or silica as the traditional catalyst supports. ThruPore’s carbon is very pure with low ash content, and harder than organic carbons leading to much longer catalyst lifetime.
ThruPore activates its carbon through a variety of methods, including acid, steam, and base.
ThruPore’s unique macro- and meso-porous hierarchical structure lends itself to other applications than catalyst support. Customers are testing for battery materials, medical products, adsorbents, separations, and fuel cell applications.