Calgon Carbon Corporation
) has been granted the fifth patent for its FLUEPAC technology by
the United States Patent & Trademark Office (U.S. P&TO).
The patent was issued on May 28, 2013, and is related to the
company's FLUEPAC ST and FLUEPAC STF products for flue gas
The patent covers claims related to composition of matter and
methods of manufacturing FLUEPAC ST and STF products. These
products eliminate mercury from systems where acid gases, such as
SO3, are present. These products use 50% to 70% less activated
carbon than other flue gas adsorbents, thus helping coal fired
power plants to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's
Mercury & Air Toxics (MATS) standards.
Calgon Carbon's distinctive carbon additives are specially
designed to lessen the adverse effects of acids in the flue gas
while also eliminating the negative effects of other adsorption
agents. This technology, combined with ultra-fine adsorbent
particles, considerably increases the cost effectiveness and
performance for mercury removal using FLUEPAC ST and STF
Calgon Carbon, a premier player in the activated carbon industry,
enjoys a competitive edge banking on its innovations in the
purification, separation and concentration of liquids, gases and
Calgon Carbon, which competes with
) among others, posted mixed first-quarter 2013 results on May 6.
The company's earnings topped the Zacks Consensus Estimate, but
sales fell short. While Calgon Carbon is expected to gain from
its cost reduction and pricing actions, it remains exposed to
currency headwinds and weakness in its equipment business.
Calgon Carbon is confident about its ability to balance the need
for future investment with its responsibility to provide
short-term returns. The company continues to see ballast water
treatment, reactivation services and mercury removal as its basis
for sustainable growth. It remains actively focused on improving
margins across all regions. However, its strategic initiatives
position it for significant growth in the longer term.
Calgon Carbon currently retains a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
Other companies in the pollution control industry worth
CECO Environmental Corp.
). While CECO retains a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), Versar holds
a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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