Pittsburgh-based Calgon Carbon Corp. has officially been acquired by Kuraray Co. Ltd., a Japanese manufacturing conglomerate.
Kuraray had achieved a corporate milestone as the first in the world to bring polyvinyl alcohol synthetic fibre in the market.
Calgon Carbon is a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative coal, wood and coconut based activated carbon products. Acquired by world-class activated carbon and ultraviolet (UV) light purification and disinfection equipment systems and service capabilities, as well as diatomaceous earth and perlites, Calgon Carbon provides purification solutions for more than 700 distinct applications, including drinking water, wastewater, pollution abatement, and a variety of industrial and commercial manufacturing processes.
Focus in global carbon service market
Kuraray and Calgon Carbon are having the complementary products and services, the combined organization will continue to focus on the highest quality activated carbon and filtration media products, equipment, and services. This acquisition will strengthen Kuraray’s focus on contributing towards human health and the sustainability of the environment through innovative products.
Kuraray’s Representative Director and President Masaaki Ito, said now Kuraray will take its carbon materials business further with the addition of a global focus on activated carbon, activated carbon services, and filtration media. They are delightful for having the Calgon Carbon team joining Kuraray.