MWV Specialty Chemicals supplies value-added products to the automotive, asphalt paving, oilfield and other industrial markets.  We were the first U.S. manufacturer of activated carbon and have more than 95 years of experience.  Our high performance technologies are utilized in a wide range of industries making MWV Specialty Chemicals a global market leader in activated carbon.

When you partner with us, not only do you get high quality products, but you also get a reliable partner that has the technical expertise to continuously innovate products to suit your needs.  Our ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 9001 certifications give you peace of mind because our products are going to be consistent time and time again.

Simply put, you can count on us to give you the products you need and the support you want.  We listen to what you need and provide the highest value solution possible.

We operate the world’s two largest wood-based activated carbon plants in Covington, Virginia, U.S. and Wickliffe, Kentucky, U.S.  

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Industries worldwide depend on the superior qualities of MWV's activated carbons.

Powdered Activated Carbon

Our powdered activated carbons (PAC) are excellent for rapid, liquid-phase purification, and are used in water treatment as well as catalysis and decolorization, deodorization and contaminen reduction of chemicals, pharmaceuticals and foods and beverages.

Granular Activated Carbon
Our superior granular activated carbon (GAC) is excellent for low pressure drop, high-efficiency purification of liquids, gases and vapors.