Global resource for activated carbon products

MWV Specialty Chemicals is the leading,worldwide resource for activated carbon products used in fuel vapor emission control systems. Our Nuchar activated carbon products have proven life-of-vehicle performance, and have been used for over 35 years and in more than 700 million vehicles worldwide. Our products collectively recover more than 10,000 metric tons of fuel each day - preventing these emissions from escaping into the environment and allowing this potentially lost fuel to be used as the energy source for which it was originally intended. Customers (engineers and emission control experts) can select activated carbon products with the proven physical properties and operational flexibility needed to achieve optimum performance in their emission control systems.

We manufacture a wide range of automotive carbon products:

  • Granular activated carbon
  • Pelletized activated carbon
  • Activated carbon honeycombs
  • Engineered carbon sheet

Our activated carbon plants

We operate the world’s two largest wood-based activated carbon plants in Covington, Virginia, U.S. and Wickliffe, Kentucky, U.S. to provide customers around the world with a dependable product supply. Our quality management systems are certified to ISO/TS 16949.

We manufacture a wide range of carbon products for automotive uses, including granular activated carbon, pelletized activated carbon, activated carbon honeycombs and engineered carbon sheet.

Automotive Carbon Products and Benefits

Customers (engineers, emission control experts) can select from different activated carbon products to obtain the appropriate physical properties needed to achieve optimum performance in the emission control systems they design.