The Amperkat brand includes activated nickel sponge metal catalysts, also known as skeleton-metal catalysts, and customized carrier catalysts for use in the pharmaceutical and food industries as well as in the production of fine chemicals.

According to HC Starck, the Amperkat catalysts no longer belong to the company’s core businesses. The company’s  catalyst precursors based on tungsten, molybdenum, tantalum, niobium and rhenium remain an important part of the product portfolio.
HC Starck’s Laufenburg site in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany will continue to be used, until Evonik transfers production to its site in Hanau. In line with a license agreement, Evonik will continue to use the Amperkat brand name for a limited period of time.