Barnebey & Sutcliffe

835 North Cassady Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43219


90 Years of Activated Carbon and Filtration Equipment Experience



Barnebey Sutcliffe®, a Division of Calgon Carbon Corporation,
provides "one-stop shop" solutions to the containment and commercial HVAC markets with quick quotations
and industry-leading delivery times.

We offer our agents and customers:
• Unparalleled technical assistance in selection of the most cost-effective activated carbon for the application
• Domestically manufactured carbon products and equipment
• Custom and integrated equipment systems
• Full range of onsite field services
• Ecologically friendly spent carbon recycling

History of
Calgon Carbon


Calgon Carbon Corporation's predecessor, Pittsburgh Coke and Chemical Company, Inc., pioneered the development of coal-based granular activated carbon for use in military protection masks.


Old Carbon Trade Show


Pittsburgh Activated Carbon Company (formerly Pittsburgh Coke & Chemical), now manufacturing granular activated carbon for use in the removal of tastes, odors, colors, and other impurities from liquids and charcoal filters for cigarettes, is acquired by Calgon Corporation.


Old Tank


Calgon Corporation merges with Merck & Co., Inc.


Carbon Tanks


Chemviron, S.A., headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, is established to market water pollution control systems, products, and engineering services in Europe.




To service customers in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, a joint venture is formed with Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. and Mitsui & Co., Ltd.


Carbon Tanks


Calgon Carbon, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., is acquired by its management through a leveraged buyout. Calgon Carbon Corporation is formed and shares are introduced on the New York Stock Exchange as CCC.


Pouring Tube


Supplementing its core technology of activated carbon, Calgon Carbon becomes the world leader in advanced oxidation by acquiring the perox-pure business operations of Vulcan Peroxidation Systems, Inc., (Tucson, Arizona) and Solarchem Enterprises, Inc., (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Calgon Carbon also acquires Advanced Separation Technologies Incorporated™ (Lakeland, Florida), a leading worldwide supplier of separation process systems that employ proprietary continuous ion exchange and continuous chromotography technologies.




Calgon Carbon acquires Charcoal Cloth (International) Ltd., a British manufacturer of activated carbon in cloth form, making Calgon Carbon the world leader in quality and capacity for activated carbon cloth.


Calgon Carbon forms a Singapore-based marketing subsidiary, Calgon Carbon Asia, serving customers in Korea, Taiwan, the People's Republic of China, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and India.


Calgon Workers


Calgon Carbon Corporation expands in Asia – starts up a manufacturing plant in Datong, China, and value-added operations in Tianjin, China. Calgon Carbon Corporation and Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation of Tokyo, Japan, agree to form a joint venture partnership that will produce and sell activated carbon and related services throughout Japan.


Calgon Carbon Corporation acquires Barnebey Sutcliffe in the U.S., and Sutcliffe Speakman in Europe, to enhance capabilities in carbon reactivation, impregnation, and in on-site services.




History of
Barnebey Sutcliffe


Barnebey-Cheney Engineering Company forms in Ohio to supply activated carbons for commercial and industrial applications.


Old Carbon Salesman


Barnebey-Cheney Engineering develops solvent recovery systems based on activated carbon technology, resulting in the formation of the American Solvent Recovery Corporation.


U.S. military purchases impregnated activated carbon for use in World War II military gas masks, continuing to this day.


Carbon Apples


Barnebey-Cheney Engineering merges with the American Solvent Recovery Corporation to form Barnebey-Cheney.


Carbon History


Barnebey-Cheney develops special impregnated carbons along with containment housings for adsorption of radioactive iodine compounds for the nuclear power industry.


Filter Unit


Barnebey-Cheney establishes the market wherein custom reactivation of exhausted carbon is recycled from a customer and returned to the customer.




Barnebey-Cheney merges with Sutcliffe Speakman forming Barnebey & Sutcliffe Corporation.


Barnebey & Sutcliffe partners with American Commonwealth Management Services (ACMS) to add food-grade custom reactivation.


Filter Panels


Barnebey & Sutcliffe purchases Sorbtech and establishes a significant relationship with Haycarb, Ltd., the world's leading manufacturer of coconut shell-based activated carbon.




Barnebey & Sutcliffe is acquired by Calgon Carbon Corporation, an international provider of air and water purification solutions. Barnebey Sutcliffe, a Division of Calgon Carbon, is formed.


Carbon Filters


Barnebey Sutcliffe, a Division of Calgon Carbon Corporation (CCC) provides "one-stop shop" solutions to the containment and commercial HVAC markets with the widest line of domestically manufactured carbon products and equipment, world-leading technical support, highly respected field services with ten service centers exchanging over 50,000 tons of activated carbon each year, and ecologically friendly spent carbon recycling. Barnebey Sutcliffe combines a high level of technical expertise and flexible engineering to meet customer requirements. With quick quotations, industry-leading delivery times, and customizable integrated systems we have been able to promptly earn the business needed to remain the world's foremost supplier of containment and HVAC solutions.

Carbon Warehouse

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