Press Release

Calgon Carbon to Acquire Industrial Reactivated Carbon Business from Sprint Environmental Services, LLC

PITTSBURGH, PA  –  05/14/2024

Calgon Carbon Corporation (“Calgon Carbon” or “Company”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuraray Co., Ltd. (TYO: 3405) (“Kuraray”), announced today that it entered into an exclusive agreement with Sprint Environmental Services, LLC to acquire its industrial reactivated carbon business, which includes 21 employees and an industrial carbon reactivation plant located outside of Houston, Texas.

“This acquisition is natural fit,” said Lisa Reese, Senior Vice President, Industrial Solutions and Diversified Applications. “Industrial carbon reactivation has seen tremendous growth in the past few years, and demand for carbon reactivation as a recycling and disposal solution is being recognized as a best practice for several industries.”

The transaction is expected to be finalized in July 2024.

The Company currently has five strategically located reactivation plants across the United States, two of which are capable of handling RCRA hazardous waste. Not only a cost-effective solution, but carbon reactivation also allows customers to eliminate liabilities associated with alternative disposal methods, reduce CO2 emissions, and recycle the carbon.



About Calgon Carbon 
Calgon Carbon, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kuraray Co., Ltd. (TYO: 3405) (Kuraray), is a global leader in the manufacture and/or distribution of innovative coal-, wood- and coconut-based activated carbon products – in granular, powdered, pelletized and cloth form – to meet the most challenging purification demands of customers throughout the world. Calgon Carbon provides purification solutions for more than 700 distinct applications, including drinking water, wastewater, pollution abatement, and a variety of industrial and commercial manufacturing processes. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Calgon Carbon employs approximately 1440 people and operates 20 manufacturing, reactivation, innovation and equipment fabrication facilities in the U.S., Asia, and in Europe, where Calgon Carbon is known as Chemviron. Calgon Carbon was acquired by Kuraray in March of 2018.  With complementary products and services, the combined organization will continue to focus on providing the highest quality and most innovative activated carbon and filtration media products, equipment, and services to meet customer needs anywhere in the world. Visit