Carbon Pitch

Customers come back to Koppers because they know they can depend on us for quality, timeliness and attention to detail.

Customers come back to Koppers because they know they can depend on us for quality, timeliness and attention to detail.

Customers come back to Koppers because they know they can depend on us for quality, timeliness and attention to detail.

Customers come back to Koppers because they know they can depend on us for quality, timeliness and attention to detail.

Customers come back to Koppers because they know they can depend on us for quality, timeliness and attention to detail.

Customers come back to Koppers because they know they can depend on us for quality, timeliness and attention to detail.

Customers come back to Koppers because they know they can depend on us for quality, timeliness and attention to detail.

Customers come back to Koppers because they know they can depend on us for quality, timeliness and attention to detail.

Customers come back to Koppers because they know they can depend on us for quality, timeliness and attention to detail.

Carbon Pitch

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Overview:

Carbon pitch is an important raw material in the production process for aluminum and for the production of steel in electric arc furnaces.  The global aluminum industry uses carbon pitch as a binding agent in the formation of carbon anodes.  Koppers has been a leading supplier of carbon pitch to the aluminum industry for over 80 years, which enable smelters to produce this vital metal efficiently and economically.

Current Use:

Carbon Pitch is the primary product from the distillation of coal tar.  It is used as a binding agent in the production of carbon anodes for aluminum smelters, and graphite electrodes for electric arc furnace steel producers.

Aluminum smelting is an electro-metallurgical process.  Refined bauxite ore called alumina is combined with electricity in a reduction cell or pot with a molten electrolyte called cryolite.  Direct current electricity travels from a carbon anode into the cryolite, separating carbon atoms from the alumina to produce molten aluminum and carbon dioxide.  Carbon Pitch contributes to the strength, density, and electrical conductivity characteristics of the anode (and cathode) necessary for efficient conversion of powder alumina to liquid aluminum.

For carbon and graphitized electrodes, the characteristics provided by carbon pitch enable the efficient conversion of solid metals (iron briquettes and steel scrap) into molten steel in an electric arc furnace.

Features and Benefits

  • Reliable supply and dependable service
  • Proven track record over many years of service
  • Technical support services
  • Global sourcing
  • Ocean, rail, and road transport options enhanced by select bulk liquid pitch terminals
  • Strong strategic alliances with customers, suppliers, and logistics services providers
  • Integrated into downstream products
  • Available in both liquid and solid form

For more information about carbon pitch, including pricing, availability and logistics, contact:


Contact Us

European Operations

Koppers International BV
Molenlaan 55
1422 XN Uithoorn
The Netherlands

Tel: + 31  297 545 544

Mart Lutz
LutzM@koppers.eu  
Manager, Commercial and Logistics

 

North American Operations

Koppers Inc.
436 Seventh Avenue 
Pittsburgh, PA USA 
15219-1800

Phone:
Tel: 412-227-2532
Fax: 412-227-1650

Brett Johnston
JohnstonBM@koppers.com
Manager, Marketing & Sales, Pitch Products

 

Chinese Operations

Koppers Carbon & Chemical Co. Ltd.
C3-1702
Teda MSD, No. 79
1st Avenue
Binhai New Area, Tianjin, P.R.
China 300457

Eric Wei - Domestic Markets
Eric_Wei@koppers.com.au
Assistant General Manager
Koppers Carbon & Chemical Co. Ltd.

Richard Lyons - Export Markets
Richard_Lyons@koppers.com.au 
Vice President, Asia and Middle East
Marketing and Sales

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