Carbon Alloy

What is Carbon Alloy?

Carbon Alloy combines activated carbon with zeolite and treated carbon to help adsorb a larger spectrum of odors as well as targeting specific odors better than ever before.

Why did we add to activated carbon?

Testing has shown that activated carbon can adsorb up to 99% of human specific test odors. To put it simply, we want that other 1%. When you alloy carbon with iron, you get steel; when you alloy carbon with other odor adsorbents, you give hunters the deadliest combination in odor control.

Technologies

Activated Carbon

ACTIVATED CARBON

Universally recognized by scientists as the most effective odor adsorbent, activated carbon remains at the core of our technology.LEARN MORE >

Zeolite

ZEOLITE

With its ability to adsorb some odor molecules better than carbon, zeolite extends the scent control spectrum further than ever before.LEARN MORE >

Treated Carbon

TREATED CARBON

The treated carbon particles in Carbon Alloy™ can adsorb up to 300% more hydrogen sulfide (a strong breath odor) than untreated carbon alone.LEARN MORE >

ACTIVATED CARBON

Activated carbon works through the process of physical adsorption, similar to a sponge only with air instead of water. In the fabric of clothing the carbon creates a bond that traps odor molecules produced by the body. Activated carbon acts like microscopic Velcro. When the odor molecules come into contact with the activated carbon, they are trapped within the pores until the product is reactivated. Reactivation is achieved by putting the activated carbon fabric in a dryer where the heat from the dryer will break the bond with the odor compounds. The odor compounds are released and the activated carbon is virtually as good as new.

Activated Carbon

TREATED CARBON

Treated carbon is created through a proprietary process where activated carbon particles are modified to enhance adsorption of specific odor molecules.
Treated Carbon

Illustration shows a microscopic view of a treated carbon particle

HOW DOES TREATED CARBON WORK?

Similar to activated carbon, treated carbon works through the process of physical adsorption. When the odor molecules come into contact with the treated carbon, they are trapped within the pores until the product is reactivated. Reactivation is achieved by cycling the treated carbon fabric in a dryer where the heat from the dryer will break the bond with the odor compounds. The odor compounds are released and the treated carbon in the Scent-Lok fabric is ready for the field.

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY….

“Through a propriety manufacturing process, the treated carbon’s surface properties have been greatly increased. Therefore, its capacity and kinetics to oxidized chemicals like chlorine, chloramines and hydrogen sulfide have been greatly increased compared to conventional activated carbons. Treated carbon has 3 times the adsorption capacity for hydrogen sulfide gas, compared to traditional activated carbons.”
- Carbon Resources

Targeting Human Specific Odors
The treated carbon in Carbon AlloyTM can adsorb up to 300% more targeted odors than untreated carbon alone, such as hydrogen sulfide, a strong breath odor.Targeting Human Specific Odors

Zeolite

While activated carbon adsorbs the vast majority of odors generated by the human body, zeolite is another component that can adsorb some compounds better than activated carbon. These odor compounds are typically very small molecules and represent a small part of the human odor signature. Although when used as a primary absorbent, zeolite has limited benefits, when combined with activated carbon, the combination extends the range of Scent-Lok Technology like never before.
Zeolite

Illustration shows a microscopic view of a zeolite crystalline

HOW DOES ZEOLITE WORK?

Zeolite acts as a “molecular sieve” which can be adjusted to allow small molecules to be adsorbed while excluding larger molecules and passing smaller ones, as zeolites have very specific, narrow pore size ranges. Blending zeolites with carbon can provide the new range of adsorption depicted in the graph.

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY….

“Zeolite should not be expected to provide any adsorption area for molecules larger than its pores, nor for molecules for which it does not have affinity. However, the broad range of pore size in carbon makes this criteria less strict than it is for Zeolite.”
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Increased Spectrum of Protection
Zeolite covers a small range of odors such as ammonia better than carbon alone.innovation-08112014-2