Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care

Our innovative products and additives offer solutions for applications ranging from medicinal tablets to skin and beauty care.


As the global population continues to grow and medical technologies and treatments advance, the need for ultrapure, fully traceable pharmaceuticals increases. Activated carbon is an important tool in the purification of intermediates and end products for the pharmaceutical industry. With its adsorption capacity for a wide range of organic molecules, varying from odorous compounds to dark-colored bodies and proteins, activated carbon is often used for final polishing to remove residual color and odors. 

Our activated carbon products meet stringent quality standards and are chosen for their performance and consistency. We are proud to serve the pharmaceutical industry from our highly regulated good manufacturing practices (GMP)-certified facility.


Our CAB-O-SIL® fumed silica and SpectrAl® fumed alumina products have unique properties and serve as key ingredients for a wide variety of cosmetic and personal care products, including antiperspirants, hair and body care products, cosmetics, fragrances and dental products.

Absorption and more

Aerogel is easily incorporated into personal care products to increase absorption, create matte effects and control fragrance delivery in a variety of applications. Our aerogel products are currently being used by major cosmetics and personal care companies for:

  • Oil absorption for skin and hair care
  • Low-gloss, matting optical effects
  • Viscosity modification
  • Fragrance retention 
  • Moisture control

Aerogel is sold through Dow Corning under the trade name VM2270.

Upcoming Events

CPhI Worldwide

CPhI Worldwide 2018

October 9-11, 2018
Feria de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Booth Hall 5, A90

CPhI Worldwide, the largest pharmaceutical trade fair in the world, attracts over 2,500 businesses from 150 countries and over 43,000 Pharma professionals who want to learn more about the latest industry trends and news in this constantly changing market. Our exhibit will feature activated carbon used for the purification of active pharmaceutical ingredients and lead compounds, medicinal treatment of gastro-intestinal issues and acute poisoning as well as catalyst support. Also featured will be sample kits for the purification of lead pharmaceutical compounds, sample kits for efficient and economical precious metal catalyst support and a full range of activated carbon services including rental systems, reactivation, bulk delivery and change-out, and carbon evaluation.

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