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.
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.
Calgon Corporation merges with Merck & Co., Inc.
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.
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.
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 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.
Barnebey-Cheney Engineering Company forms in Ohio to supply activated carbons for commercial and industrial applications.
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.
Barnebey-Cheney Engineering merges with the American Solvent Recovery Corporation to form Barnebey-Cheney.
Barnebey-Cheney develops special impregnated carbons along with containment housings for adsorption of radioactive iodine compounds for the nuclear power industry.
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.
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.
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.