ERJ staff report (DS)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Koppers Holding has announced plans to build a new tar distillation plantin China. Part of the project is to supply a new carbon black plant to be built and operated by subsidiaries of Nippon Steel Chemical Co., Ltd. (Nippon Steel Chemical).
The tar plant will be located in Pizhou City, Jiangsu Province, China. It will be part of an integrated carbon production complex comprised of three plants, including a 300,000 metric ton coal tar distillation plant and two downstream plants producing needle coke and carbon black.
Koppers said, â€œIt is expected that a significant majority of the production from the coal tar distillation plant will be dedicated for the production of needle coke and carbon black.â€
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Press release from Koppers
Press release from Nippon Steel Chemical (Japanese language)
Press release auto-translated (from Japanese language)