Activated carbon – for pure water and clean air

Activated carbon helps protect the environment. Applications include the treatment of drinking water and air and the production of food and beverages. As one of the world's leading producers of activated carbon, Kuraray supplies varies types - powder, granulate, extruded pellets and woven fabrics - in a range of porosities for many different applications.

Activated Carbon Filters for air and water treatment and industrial applications

The unique properties of activated carbon make it essential for drinking water and wastewater treatment and air and gas purification. Because of its graphite layers, activated carbon has a very large internal surface area of up to 2,000 m2/g. In activated carbon filters, this adsorbs organic molecules from liquids and gases. Activated carbon is also used in medical applications, the recovery of metals and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Reactivation service: recycling of your activated carbon

As well as a wide choice of activated carbon products based on coal, wood, and coconut, Kuraray offers services such as mobile carbon filters for drinking and wastewater purification, industrial air emissions, biogas and biomethane treatment and a sustainable recycling service for environmentally friendly, resource-saving reactivation of saturated activated carbon.

With its extensive range of activated carbon products, technologies and services, Kuraray makes a lasting contribution to clean air, fresh water and environmental protection.


  • Adsorption of a wide range of compounds
  • Customised solutions to safely purify the environment
  • Solutions to the most difficult purification challenges

  • Drinking water
  • Purification of Wastewater
  • Remediation
  • Industrial Air Emissions
  • Biogas & Biomethane
  • Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
  • Gas Processing
  • Food & Beverage
  • Personnel Air Protection
  • Metal Recovery, PFAS Removal
  • Granulated Activated Carbons: 
    • high adsorptive capacity
    • can be reactivated through thermal oxidation and used multiple times 
  • Powdered Activated Carbons: 
    • particles passing through an 80-mesh sieve (0.177 mm) and smaller
    • Various types available, specifically engineered to provide a unique pore structure and adsorption properties
  • Pelletized activated carbon: 
    • cylindrical shaped pellets with diameters ranging from 0.8 to 5 mm
    • high activity and surface area (ideal for vapor phase applications)
    • Uniform shape (for low-pressure drop applications)
  • Activated Carbon Cloth Flexzorb®: 
    • 100% activated carbon 
    • available in woven and knitted formats or tailor-made
    • composites can be created
  • Wood based activated carbons Acticarbone® and Anticromos®:
    • activated carbons from renewable raw materials
    • exceptional capacity for adsorption and filtration
    • wide range of porosities for decolorization, purification and decontamination

More information about our activated carbon

▸︎︎ Kuraray Co., Ltd. Carbon Materials Division

▸︎︎ Website Chemviron


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