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Koppers to Build Tar Distillation Plant in China

12:03 AM MDT | August 20, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

Koppers says its board of directors has approved the formation of a majority-owned joint venture company with Yizhou Group. The jv is set to design and construct a tar distillation plant at Pizhou, Jiangsu Province, China. The tar distillation facility will be part of an integrated carbon production complex comprised of three plants, including this 300,000-m.t./year coal tar distillation plant and two downstream plants producing needle coke and carbon black. The downstream facilities will be owned primarily by subsidiaries of Nippon Steel Chemical...

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