Jacobi Carbons

  • Booth: L0003
  • - 4th Floor

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Founded in 1916, Jacobi Carbons is the largest manufacturer of coconut shell based activated carbons in the world. We became a member of the Osaka Gas Chemicals Group in 2014. Our mission statement is to be the highest quality with best value activated carbon supplier in the world, and to have the best customer experience in the business. The Premium grade of carbons are important for speciality gases removal, especially in semiconductor industry for Indoor Air Quality application. For Ultrapure Water process treatment, coconut based activated carbon plays important roles as a pre-treatment process for chlorine and impurity contaminants removal. 

On the other hand, Jacobi Resinex is providing premium quality of ion Exchange Resins with comprehensive range of cation, anion, mixed bed and speciality resins. The combination of activated carbon and ion exchange resin are providing a total solution package in semiconductor industries, either for Indoor Air Quality, Ultrapure Water or Waste Water Treatment solutions. 

 Press Releases

  • Jacobi Carbons is partner of a group of expert companies, headed by ‘Air 2 Public GmbH‘ (air2public.com) located in Ortenberg, who have developed an innovative technology for efficient removal of NOx from street air. Jacobi Carbons supplies for that purpose special activated carbon materials that are proven in their efficiency after years of use and development in other applications. The types of activated carbon, made from renewable resources, meet the most stringent requirements of sustainability.

    The principle of the new technology is based on the concept of vacuuming the polluted air area-wide from the road and passing it underground to an adsorption tower, where the actual cleaning effect takes place by means of activated carbon media of Jacobi Carbons. The below diagram illustrates this procedure. This new technology includes at the same time the removal of fine dust, due to installation of special dust separation units.

    An important USP of the new conception is the fact, that the housing of the adsorption tower with the filter systems will be used for advertising purposes, organised in this partnership by specialised firms, and consequently the expenses for the systems are neutralised. Affected municipalities can apply this new technology nearly without own investment costs.

    In many German cities driving ban for diesel vehicles is threatened due to their excessive NOx emissions, and the new technology of „Air 2 Public GmbH“ is the very solution to avoid it. Jacobi Carbons is proud to be partner in these considerations for a better environment. This technology, however, will not be limited to German municipalities but will also apply to cities in other countries with similar emission issues.

    For more information on this latest innovation please feel free to contact us.


  • Anion exchange resins, in general but especially strong base anion exchange resins in the hydroxide form, may release odors such as a dead fish smell. The main reason is the release of very low levels of alkyl-amines from the resin (i.e.: trimethylamine from Type I strong base resins). Trimethylamine is also released by decomposing fish, that is why it smells like a dead fish. Amines, such as trimethylamine, have a very low odor threshold for the human sesitivity (5 ppb) and will be smelled at levels well below the hazardous limits established by regulatory agencies.

    The amines can be quickly rinsed from the resin using deionized water before placing the resin into service. Another option is to select a Type II strong base anion exchange resin which uses a dimethylethanolamine functional group but with less exchange capacity.



  • Activated Carbon & Ion Exchange Resin
    Activated Carbon is made by coconut shell charcoal with direct steam activation process. <br />Ion Exchange Resin is an ion exchanger consists of the polymer matrix and the functional groups that interact with the ions....

  • Impregnated activated carbon with speciality chemical is very useful in acid gases and ammonia gas removal. Jacobi Carbons is capable in producing ultra high activity grades for semiconductor industry, out of the total 4,000 types of different activated carbon grades. Special washed of activated carbon with low silica leaching into the process water is also important in this industry. Coconut charcoal is often the prefered based material for activated carbon production, due to the highest purity and extremely hard in its natural characteristic.  

    Ion Exchange Resin is widely used in Ammonia gas removal for gas stream, and it's also playing an important role as primary mixed bed and polishing mixed in ultrapure water production. The chelating resins are being used in precious metal recovery for the waste water treatment plant.