The alternative.
New Activated Carbon.
From the Nordics.

New approach

We are collaborative problem solvers dedicated to high-performance solutions with outstanding reliability.

New products

We create superior activated carbon products from organic materials, using revolutionary production technique.

New Biofinery

Our state of the art Biofinery will offer a major amount of capacity for the European activated carbon market. We will soon be a significant player with several Biofineries operating large-scale production.

Vapo Carbons is the contemporary activated carbon company.

It’s the
new black

Nordic pioneers

We identified a need for a contemporary approach in the European activated carbon market.
Our approach covers the value chain, from raw material extraction to the most sustainable production methods and low CO2-emissions. Quality, stability and reliability are at our very core.

a mutual responsibility

Clean air and pure water are the cornerstones of our planet’s well-being. Sustainable materials are increasingly important in creating high-tech products. We believe businesses are equally as important in improving quality of life through sustainable operations as they are in creating financial prosperity.


The most innovative product

We are excited about bringing a high-performance activated carbon portfolio with a low carbon footprint to the European market in 2019. End-markets and applications targets will be determined in 2017.

Initially our activated carbon portfolio will be mainly peat-based. However, the flexible design of our Biofinery allows us to use a variety of organic raw materials, including wood for example.

For technical carbon suppliers, we offer a brand new base carbon product for use in your own production process.

Applications aplenty

Activated carbon is a powerful adsorbent and widely used in industrial processes to adsorb dangerous chemicals, metals, odours and colours.

Activated carbons are used in many everyday applications including filters for air conditioning for cars, houses, vacuum cleaners, kitchen hoods and water filters. They are also used in a variety of consumer goods like soap, face masks, toothpaste, and even lemonade!


Collaborate with us

We firmly believe collaboration leads to more creative solutions. By partnering with us you benefit from
access to Nordic organic raw materials and an R&D team dedicated to a sustainable activated carbon portfolio to accelerate your business.

Distribution partners

For distributors or companies with distribution networks, we are about product innovation and growth. We are operationally efficient and run with modern business management and development methods.

End customers

For our customers, we are about solving purification challenges by delivering high-performance solutions. Our activated carbon is from a reliable and sustainable source.


The first and only Biofinery

Capable of producing multiple products and a variety of technical carbons and by-products, the Biofinery adheres to the principles of the circular economy. Sustainability and recyclability are at the core of our business idea, with raw materials extracted using certified methods.

Progressive sustainability

Our Biofinery is energy self-sufficient and our packaging is made from recyclable materials. Our products are recyclable as they can be reactivated.

About Vapo

Challenging the market with big business backing

We are owned by Vapo. Founded in 1940, Vapo has a heritage of sustainable business practises and a commitment to long-lasting, mutually beneficial customer relationships. More recently we look to seek out global challenges where we can put our skills to best use.


Engage with us

You can contact us directly or by filling in the contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Jaakko Myllymäki

Business Area Director

Harri Kyllönen

Product Manager

Mika Timonen

Business Development Manager

Hannu Lamberg

R&D Manager

Kaisu Malinen

Project Manager