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.
Universally recognized by scientists as the most effective odor adsorbent, activated carbon remains at the core of our technology.LEARN MORE >
With its ability to adsorb some odor molecules better than carbon, zeolite extends the scent control spectrum further than ever before.LEARN MORE >
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 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.
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 ScentLok fabric is ready for the field.
WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY….
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.