Food industry

There is evidence that proves activated carbon was first used in 1808 to purify the sugar obtained from sugar cane and sugar beet. At first, vegetable carbon was used then later they changed to bone carbon.

At present we supply different activated carbon to numerous sectors of the food industry.

To remove impurities, two types of activated carbon are normally used: granular or powdered. Below are some examples of its use:

  • Olive and sunflower oil industry (discolouration, extraction of PAHs during refining processes).
  • Glycerine
  • Essential oils
  • Sugar
  • Apple juices
  • Sweets and candy
  • Lactose
  • Decaffeination of coffee