Ceramic support balls used in catalytic reactors have a critical impact on catalyst activity, selectivity and ease of catalyst unloading. The support can impact an acidic or basic environment for the active catalyst component.
GLP support balls can provide a level of protection against particulates in the feed stream that would poison or foul the catalyst. They promote catalyst activity due to their unique pore size distributions and their stability to thermal, hydrothermal, and acidic conditions. Finally GLP support balls provide an inert hold-down facility above and below the catalyst or absorbent.