Manufacturing Capabilities

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Part of the Johnson Matthey group of companies, Alfa Aesar is a leading manufacturer of fine chemicals and catalysts used for research and development in a wide span of applications. Drawing on years of production experience and the shared intellectual resources across the Alfa Aesar and Johnson Matthey groups, our chemists have the skills and experience to deliver quality chemicals utilizing process routes from laboratory scale through pilot plant to commercial scale production.

Alfa Aesar offers synthesis capabilities from various locations globally. One of our primary lab- and kilo-scale organic synthesis units is located in Heysham in northwest England. Our high purity materials are made in Royston, England. And our newest plant in Yantai, China includes a pilot plant with eight reactors ranging from 100L to 2000L capacity. Our experienced development and production teams can deliver a variety of products to meet the needs of customers in fields varying from pharmaceuticals to semiconductors, structural materials and imaging.


Alfa Aesar undertakes advanced organic synthesis in its Heysham, UK plant and its Alfa Aesar Synmax facility in Yantai, China. Our Heysham team offers one of the most advanced and varied portfolios of chemistry in the industry. Our newest production facilities in China offer even further options for the production of quality fine chemicals in batches ranging from grams to hundreds of kilograms.

View a sample list of products manufactured in bulk at Alfa Aesar Synmax

High Purity Inorganics

Alfa Aesar carries out production of high purity inorganic salts and a selection of organic chemistry in its Royston, UK facility. Capabilities include salts, solutions, and pure elements.Royston has capacity from bench scale through to pilot plant scale.


Alfa Aesar offers a full range of fabricated precious metal and base metal catalysts manufactured at various Johnson Matthey plants worldwide.

Pure Metals

The manufacture of high purity specialty metals and elements for special applications has been a major activity of Alfa Aesar for many years. We have expertise in developing products of exceptionally high purity. Alfa Aesar offers a wide variety of high purity precious metal products (gold, iridium, osmium, palladium, platinum, rhodium, ruthenium, and silver) in a variety of forms: wires, foils, powders, and more.

Custom Synthesis

We offer flexible custom manufacturing services to produce quality products with the assurance of full confidentiality. Our labs routinely output chemicals and materials to meet research, pilot-scale and full-scale production requirements.

Quality Control

We employ advanced quality control for both in-process and final testing phases. The high standard of modern quality control and assurance facilities is matched by the expertise of our experienced staff. Various ISO certifications are in place or pending at all Alfa Aesar production and distribution locations.

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