Chemviron Carbon - a Calgon Carbon Company

Chemviron is the European Operation of Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC) - see video - which is a global manufacturer, supplier, and developer of activated carbons, innovative treatment systems, value added technologies and services for optimising production processes and safety purifying the environment. We do it with the industry‘s leading and most advanced R&D facility, where some of the industry’s leading visionaries strive to create new technologies, expand service capabilities and create process improvements.From drinking water and wastewater treatment, to odour control, to chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing or processing, Chemviron has the experience and capabilities that provide value to your business every day, anywhere in the world.

Company details

Zoning Industriel C , Feluy , B-7181 Belgium

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Business Type:
Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater - Water Filtration and Separation
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Chemviron produces a range of pulverised, extruded and granular carbons, including acid washed and impregnated products for use in a wide range of air, gas, water and process applications. With approximately 220 employees and head quartered in Belgium, Chemviron has a network of sales offices in Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden and the United Kingdom as well as at extensive network of Agents and Distributors throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

At Feluy, approximately 50 km south of Brussels, Chemviron has the world's largest Reactivation Centre allowing granular or extruded activated carbons to be continually recycled. In the United Kingdom, Reactivation Centre are located in Tipton (West Midlands), and a speciality activated carbon manufacturing plant is located in Ashton-in-Makerfield, near Manchester.Our Engineering Group based in Belgium supply a range of standard and engineered solutions. This is backed up by a support network of Engineers, Technicians and a Technical Service Laboratory developing solutions for an expanding range of applications.

Chemviron Cloth Division (CCCD), located near Newcastle in the United Kingdom produces Activated Carbon Cloth, under the FLEXZORB® brand name, for a range of special applications.

Chemviron has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification for the manufacture, sale and distribution of activated carbon and reactivation products as well as for the design, project management and manufacture of equipment.

In addition, all manufacturing sites are ISO 14001:2004 certified regarding the manufacture and supply of carbon products, including regeneration.  This demonstrates the company's dedication to identifying and addressing its main environmental impacts with the ultimate aim of continually improving its environmental performance.

Our site in Feluy, Belgium, is the only carbon reactivation facility in the world with ISO 22000:2005 accreditation, for our Food Safety Management System (FSMS).

Chemviron is a member of the Activated Carbon Producers Association (ACPA), a sector group within CEFIC (The European Chemical Industry Council) and is also a member of the International Water Association (IWA).

When the United States entered World War II, coconut shells were the raw material used to produce granular activated carbon, the filtering agent in military gas masks. Faced with a shortage of this crucial war material, the government asked Pittsburgh Coke and Chemical to develop a substitute from a native material. In 1942, the Company produced an activated carbon product using bituminous coal, and that was the beginning of the firm now known as Calgon Carbon Corporation.

Throughout history, Calgon Carbon has been a pioneer in creating new activated carbon products, systems and services from the infancy stages to the current global industry. The Company currently offers carbon technologies used in over 700 distinct market applications from purifying air and drinking water, to purifying foods and pharmaceuticals, to separating gas and removing mercury emissions from coal-powered electrical facilities. As a leader in the activated carbon industry and with ultraviolet light disinfection and oxidation expertise, Calgon Carbon Corporation has originated cutting-edge purification systems for drinking water, wastewater, odor control, pollution abatement, and a variety of industrial and commercial manufacturing processes.


Over 20 years ago, Calgon Carbon introduced an advanced UV oxidation process to remediate contaminated groundwater. In 1998, we followed that up with the first radical breakthrough in the treatment of drinking water in decades, when our scientists invented a process that could be used to inactivate Cryptosporidium and other similar pathogens in surface water, rendering them harmless to humans. This inventive process placed Calgon Carbon on the leading edge of UV disinfection technology. With the Sentinel® line for drinking water, the C3 Series™ for wastewater, and the Rayox®line for groundwater and process water, Calgon Carbon continues to lead the marketplace with innovative UV technologies.

From the use of granular activated carbon (GAC) for taste and odor removal in the early 1960’s, to the development of ultraviolet light technology for pathogen control in the late 1990’s, to the application of ion exchange technology for removing perchlorates starting in 2000, Calgon Carbon continues to be a pioneer in making water safer and cleaner.