Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- Koppers Holdings Inc.has set up a joint venture with Kailuan Clean Coal Co., Ltd. The new company, Tangshan Koppers Kailuan Carbon Chemical Company Limited, will operate a new tar distillation facility being constructed in the Hebei Province near the Jingtang Port. The plant will be capable of distilling 300,000 metric tons of tar into various products including carbon pitch, carbon black oils, and naphthalene.
Koppers will be responsible for export sales of carbon pitch, naphthalene and carbon black oils from the facility. Koppers said it expects to supply the carbon black oils the local Chinese rubber market.
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Press release from Koppers