Activated carbons for personal protection

Manufacturers of personal protection devices are driven to safeguard the public health caused by airborne chemical contaminants.  Removal of these contaminants is technically demanding, and manufacturers must meet this technical challenge while navigating stringent regulations. Jacobi’s understands this unique blend of technical and regulatory challenges for personal protection devices faced by our customers.

Jacobi provides many different formats of product that are used in different aspect of the personal protection market.

These include:

  • Remove airborne contaminants
  • Industrial, collective protection and nuclear applications
  • NIOSH, CEN, HSE and OSHA compliant
  • Portfolio of over 100 impregnated carbons

Applications and Solutions for Personal Protection

Activated carbons for industrial protection


Industrial workers must be protected from chemical, biological, and radiological materials, as health effects due to Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs) become regulated.  Jacobi offers a variety of specialty carbons for first responders, industrial workers and collective protection devices (vehicles, control rooms and other industrial settings), including a range of chromium-free materials, in our AddSorb™ and PICATOX™ families.


Collective Protection

Activated carbon is the principal means of protection against chemical warfare agents (CWAs) in collective protection applications. Jacobi provides numerous specially impregnated grades capable of removing CWA but also a wide range of Toxic Inorganic Chemicals (TIC). Applications include individual respirator devices and collective protection systems for vehicles and shelters. A full range of products within our AddSorb™ and PICATOX™ families can meet every challenge for this critical application.

Carbons for nuclear protection


Since the inception of nuclear power, activated carbon has served as the most common means of providing respiratory protection against radioactive iodine compounds or other toxic gases.  Jacobi’s high quality, cost effective, and reliable carbons within our AddSorb™ and PICATOM™ families offer a proven safety record regarding radioactive contaminant removal.

Jacobi is proud to serve the personal protection market with a comprehensive range of products and services. You can download our brochure covering this sector by clicking here.