Activated carbons are used as processing-aids in pharmaceutical manufacturing processes to remove unwanted by-products and colour taints from pharmaceuticals preparations (including API). This industry demands an exceptional level of purity in all processing aids. As a manufacturer of activated carbons, Jacobi fulfils these exacting standards, providing the reassurance required.

To tackle problems in this industry, we supply powdered and activated carbon from our ColourSorb ™ range. Often, we adopt client test methods in the formulation of our products and are able to adjust and adapt our manufacturing processes to meet their demands.

Different grades perform different functions, such as:

  • Bulk colour removal of feeds to the separation of pre-cursors of degradation products
  • Superior adsorbents in pharmaceutical processing applications where highly effective filtration systems are required

Pharmaceutical products that can be purified for colour removal by activated carbons (mainly in powder form) can include:

  • Active pharmaceutical ingredients
  • Antibiotics
  • Pain killers
  • Intermediates
  • Steroids
  • Vitamins

For organics impurities and by-products removal:

  • Amino Acids including: methionine, lysine, mono sodium glutamate (MSG), phenyl alanine, aspartic acid, glycine
  • Blood plasma
  • Contrast liquids
  • Enzymes
  • Folic acid
  • Intravenous solution




A comprehensive range of activated carbon products specifically designed for purification of food, chemical and pharmaceutical liquids, by modification or the removal of colour, taste, unwanted byproducts or malodour.


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