Activated charcoal of three grades namely powder, granular and pelletized finds hundreds of different applications. By chemical activation, predominantly powder activated charcoals are made and these qualities are mostly used for wastewater treatment. Granular products and pellets used for gas purification are predominantly made by gas steam activation. To cite some examples from the numerous applications: decolorization of sugar and sweeteners, drinking water treatment, gold recovery, production of pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals, catalytic process, off gas treatment of waste incinerators, automotive vapor filters, color/odor correction in wines and fruit juices.
Wood activated charcoal market has been segregated based on product, application, end-user and region. The product segment comprises powdered and granular wood activated charcoal. Among these, powdered form will hold over two-thirds of the entire wood activated charcoal industry in 2024. As a whole there is a good scope for new entrepreneur to invest in this business.
Few Indian major players are as under:
· Active Char Products Pvt. Ltd.
· Acuro Organics Ltd.
· Birla Carbon India Pvt. Ltd.
· Core Carbons Pvt. Ltd.
· Kalpaka Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.
· Kan Carbon Pvt. Ltd.
· Phillips Carbon Black Ltd.