Porous top layer media

Increasing the inner surface area and therefore creating more void space is primarily the reason for developing alumina based porous metals. The top layer media which protect catalyst has the capacity to capture catalyst poison, where standard inert top layers do not apply for applications like hydrodesulfurization and naphtha hydrocracking. With its ability to reduce pressure drop and a very high void fraction, the porous top layer media is the solution for a longer lasting extension of precious metals in the catalyst.

With a wide product range, such as Macro Por® high porosity top
layer rings, the Rest-O-Por® high porosity top layer rings and high porosity spheres, MTE is able to produce tailor made top layers on request.


  • Reduce pressure drop built-up
  • Capture particles from feed stream
  • Trap soluble iron
  • Capture of catalyst poison


  • Naphtha Hydrotreating (NHT)
  • Distillate Hydrocracker (DHC)
  • Hydrodesulfurization (DHS)
  • Hydrodenitrogenation (HDN)
Macro Por® rings


  • More effective entrapment of the larger particulates and soluble iron from the feed
  • Reduce the pressure drop built-up in the bed
  • Contain a high void fraction
  • Protection of the catalyst bed from fouling

Rest-O-Por® rings


  • Specially developed to trap finer particles
  • Reduce pressure drop built-up
  • High void fraction
  • Protection of the catalyst bed from fouling

Rest-O-Por® spheres


  • Developed to trap small particles in its pores
  • The large surface areas (> 250 m2/g) provide a huge capacity to trap all type of fines from the feed stream
  • Excellent crushing strength with high absorption rates

The mixture of clay can be adjusted to special requirements or demands in case of need.
For additional information, support or (special) requests, please contact our sales department.

Design recommendations

We are able to make design recommendations for your grading loading diagram

Grading production

We are able to produce grading made from your regenerated catalyst

Grading customization

We customize your grading: any combination of shape and material is possible based on the requirements

Got a mass transfer challenge?

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Together we achieve optimum performance of your application(s). Please feel free to contact us with any mass transfer related challenge.



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The Netherlands