Food & Beverage

Oxbow Activated Carbon products are often used to make beverages look and taste better. Many food and beverage products require activated carbon to improve purity, appearance, or other sensory characteristics. Common applications for Oxbow Activated Carbon products include treating cane sugar, purifying edible oils, removing color from fruit juices, modifying flavor characteristics in alcoholic beverages, and improving food additive flavors. These activated carbons also play a key role in making certain food ingredients safe to eat.

Beverages

From makers of fruit juice to distilled spirits, our beverage producing customers both whet and quench the thirst of consumers everywhere with the use of Oxbow Activated Carbon’s granulated and powdered activated carbon products.

Edible Oils

Crude nut and vegetable oils are typically treated with bleaching earth to remove color bodies. Oxbow Activated Carbon products are used to improve adsorption and removal of carotenoids, chlorophyllis, and xanthrophyllis as well as remove polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), a regulated compound in the European Union.

Flavors

Hydrolyzed vegetable proteins (HVPs) and monosodium glutamate (MSG) are common additives used in the food industry. Oxbow Activated Carbon's high quality powdered activated carbon lighten and refine the flavor of these food additives.

Food Chemicals

Among the more common food chemicals are natural glycerin and citric acid. Oxbow Activated Carbon's products are used to eliminate color and odor-causing substances from these chemicals.

Sweeteners

Whether our customers need to remove color, protein, foam or hydroxyl methyl furfural (HMF), Oxbow Activated Carbon offers high purity powdered and granular activated carbon (PAC and GAC) with the accurate pore size distribution (PSD) to purify sweeteners.