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Essential Applications

NORIT® purifies. Our activated carbon scientists and engineers transform one of the earth’s most natural elements – carbon – into extremely porous granules and powders that are used to purify beverages, biogas, chemicals, foods, pharmaceutical ingredients, water, and countless other products necessary for life. And to purify wastewater, flue gas, vent air and other effluents to make them safe for the environment that we live in.

NORIT has a one-hundred-year history of innovating and developing activated carbon products and uses. These help companies around the world produce products that are cleaner and safer for end users everywhere. Beyond purification, NORIT activated carbons are also used as colorants, catalyst supports, and catalysts in industrial processes.

Global leader

Today, NORIT and its JV's operate ten plants in seven countries on three continents, and continue to lead the industry and help thousands of companies around the world purify and improve their products.

100+ Years of Activated Carbon
Production and Application Experience

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More than 1000 customer groups served annually.

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More than 400 activated carbon grades

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10 manufacturing plants or JV’s in seven counties on three continents

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Products supplied to more than 100 countries


July 3, 2023

Norit Activated Carbon site in Zaandam, the Netherlands reaches one of the higher levels in food safety assurance. Through third-party certification, ISO 22000 certification demonstrates effective management ...

November 14, 2022

We’re looking back at a very successful Ecomondo exhibition last week in Rimini! Good to see so many existing and new customers from Italy and abroad. It was great talking to you all and we are looking forward ...

October 25, 2022

Just two weeks to go, to the start of the Ecomondo exhibition (8-11 November) in Rimini! Appropriately named, Ecomondo is the leading ‘circular economy’ trade show for the south of Europe. We’re happy to be ...

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