“What’s in a name?  A rose by any other name …”


Those immortal words from Shakespeare's pen speak to the power of a name.  So … why a web site named Catalyst Central?  Well, for starters: Catalysts ARE Central ... to harnessing chemistry, to feeding the world, to protecting the environment. To our very way of life!

Have you ever been driving in traffic and suddenly can't breathe because of another car’s exhaust fumes?  When that happens to me I'm like Mario Andretti, and it's pedal-to-the-metal till I’ve passed the polluter … and whether in Houston traffic or in LA, it’s always an old gas-guzzler whose catalytic converter has long since bit the dust.  This is just one small example of how  Catalysts matter. 

How important are Catalysts to our Economy?  Well, consider that 70-80% of all chemicals depend on catalysts for their production. What's more, catalysts also help protect our environment, keeping emissions in check, from industry as well as from cars.

Our motto is ... Delivering Catalytic Performance.  And that applies to all we do, and for customers large and small.

Thank you for visiting the Catalyst Central web site.  We hope your visit will be rewarding, and we look forward to hearing from you. 


- David J. Artrip, President and CEO, Catalytic Consultants, Inc, and Research Catalysts, Inc, Houston, Texas, USA