About Us

UNICAT Catalyst Technologies, Inc. was formed in January 2000 as an unrivaled company in the field of heterogeneous catalysis. The driving force behind UNICAT’s formation were three fundamental principles missing in the traditional larger suppliers in the market:

  • Flexibility to meet unique customer requirements quickly

  • Dedication to lower costs for industrial users

  • Innovation to improve niche catalyst market services ignored by large industrial suppliers

Since 2000, UNICAT is proud to have stayed true to this course. We have developed over 100 innovative products in niche catalyst markets such as Sulfur Guards, Chloride Removal, Arsine Purification, Hydroprocessing, Bed Grading technology, Polymerization, Sweetening Process and Synthetic Gas (Hydrogen) while maintaining a cost structure lower than all current competitors in the market.

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UNICAT’s production centers are located in the Peoples Republic of China in ISO certified partner facilities. Our Quality Control offices are engaged next to the plant personnel to ensure the higher standard of product quality.


UNICAT’s main technical offices are located in Alvin TX, while satellite and regional offices are located in Aruba, Brussels; Jubail, Saudi Arabia and Dalian China. A large inventory is maintained both in Asia and North America to rapidly meet all customer requirements.


UNICAT is able to develop large variations of product sizes and chemistries to customer needs. Many unique one-off formulations have and are currently being made for customer requirements.


UNICAT provides on-site technical services, toll manufacturing, vessel and preliminary process design, catalyst recovery and recycling in addition to the traditional line of catalyst products we provide.

Over 500 Industrial users have trusted Unicat to deliver high quality products and services

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About Our Founders


Mani Erfan

Chief Executive Officer

Mani Erfan is a co-founder and co-owner of UNICAT Catalyst. He holds the position of UNICAT’s Chief Executive Officer and is based out of UNICAT’s corporate office in Alvin, TX. Mani attended the University of Florida and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering with High Honors. Before founding UNICAT Catalyst, he worked with multiple companies Haldor Topsoe and Parkans International.  Mani has been at the forefront in development of all UNICAT  products and services. Most notably, with the design of the Activated Filtration Disks (AFS) as a licensed technology that is currently installed in units worldwide. Mani specializes in Purification and Syn-gas Catalyst technology, as well sales team development.

Eric Liu

Eric Lui

International Director & Chinese Sales Agent

Eric Liu is a co-founder of UNICAT Catalyst as well as active General Manager for all manufacturing relations and  is based in Dalian, China.  Eric has worked with UNICAT Catalyst for 17 years coordinating with all of UNICAT’s manufacturing plants, handling logistics, and maintaining UNICAT’s joint ventures. Eric graduated with a Master’s Degree in International Business and has twenty plus years of experience in the catalyst industry as well as an extensive knowledge in the international market. He  speaks fluent Chinese, and English.

Jim McKimmy

Jim McKimmy

Co Founder

Jim Mckimmy is a co-founder of UNICAT Catalyst and currently operates as Management Consultant and international liaison for manufacturer relations.   Jim graduated from Youngstown State University.

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