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  •  Solvay Specialty Polymers SpA, Italy
  • Solvay Solexis is fully owned by Solvay S.A. – Belgium. The Company results from the acquisition in 2002 by the Solvay Group of Ausimont, formerly a company of the Montedison group, and by the merging into already existing activities of Solvay.Solvay Solexis is now fully focused on fluorinated materials, an area where the Company has its own major competences and where Solexis is vertically integrated thanks to unique manufacturing technologies and a constant research effort. The Company, a multi-national, has its own Headquarter in Bollate, close to Milan (Italy).
    Solexis product for fuel cell is the AQUIVIONTM polymer, commercialized in form of extruded membranes and ionomer dispersions. AQUIVIONTM is based on the short side chain technology that enables the fuel cell to be utilized in high temperature or with partially dry reactant gases. Solexis R&D centre laboratory are equipped with the most known instrumentation for polymers characterization, a fuel cell testing laboratory equipped with state of the art instrumentation is working 24h every day.
  •  Johnson-Matthey Fuel Cells Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells Ltd (JMFC) is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of fuel cell catalysts, membrane electrode assemblies and other catalysed components to fuel cell developers worldwide. The parent company, Johnson Matthey plc has been at the forefront of research in fuel cell technology for many years and has invested in world-class research, testing and manufacturing facilities in the UK. The company developed and supplied a large proportion of the fuel cell catalysts for the major alkaline, phosphoric acid and proton exchange membrane programmes of the last thirty years. In 2002, Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells Ltd. was formed to bring together the Group’s fuel cell expertise into a separate subsidiary company. JMFC employs 112 staff in the UK, and several in the US and Japan.
    Over 50% of these are professional technical personnel with science and engineering qualifications,working in research, product and process development. JMFC has participated in, and led, a number of UK DTI/TSB, US DOE and EU funded collaborative R&D projects (including HyTRAN in FP5 and CARISMA and Autobrane in FP6), and has well-established support groups (administrative, financial and legal) within the organisation to manage the contribution to these programmes and ensure successful delivery of the contractural requirements.