Washtabs, fine chemicals, catalysts
Particularly hardness or breaking force tests are routinely performed during the manufacturing process of catalysts and washtabs (dishwasher detergent) to check the mechanical integrity and other physical properties. The production of most industrially important chemicals involves catalysis. Similarly, most biochemically significant processes are catalysed. The chemical nature of catalysts is as diversive as catalysis itself. Estimates are that 90% of all commercially produced chemical products involve catalysts at some stage in the process of their manufacture.