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Koppers confirms closure of Netherlands distillation facility

8:54 AM MST | January 22, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Koppers Netherlands, a subsidiary of Koppers Inc. (Pittsburgh) has, as expected, announced that it will discontinue distillation activities at its tar plant at Uithoorn, Netherlands. Koppers expects to ramp down production at Uithoorn over the next six months as it transitions production to other Koppers-owned European facilities. The targeted  date for discontinuing distillation activities is mid-2014, the company says. A detailed analysis of Koppers' overall European manufacturing asset footprint, in addition to deteriorating market conditions in Europe...

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