General Carbon Corporation


Impregnated Activated Carbon

GC IPP is a specially impregnated carbon derived from bituminous coal for the removal of formaldehyde from vapor streams. This product is available in a variety of carbon bases and a number of different mesh sizes.

Carbon Substrate (Typical)

Particle Type: Granular
Mesh Size: 4×8
CCl4 Activity, %: 60 (min)
Iodine No., mg/g: 900 (min)
Hardness, %: 95 (min)

Impregnated Carbon

Typical Density, lbs./ft.3: 35 – 40
                            g/cc: 0.57 – 0.62
Typical Formaldehyde Adsorption1, %: 10 – 20

1 – 100 lbs. of GCC IPP activated carbon will typically adsorb 10-20 lbs. of formaldehyde under ideal operating conditions.

*Standard packaging is in 25 or 500 kg. bulk bags. Other packaging is available upon request.


Wet activated carbon removes oxygen from air causing a severe hazard to workers inside carbon vessels. Confined space/low oxygen procedures should be put in place before any entry is made. Such procedures should comply with all applicable Local, State, and Federal guidelines.