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Koppers Forms China Tar JV

5:33 AM MDT | August 31, 2012

Koppers says it is entering into a majority-owned joint venture with Yizhou Group (Pizhou, China) to design and construct a tar distillation plant at Pizhou, Jiangsu Province, China. The 300,000-m.t./year tar distillation facility will be part of an integrated carbon production complex comprised of three plants, including downstream plants that produce needle coke and carbon black. The downstream facilities will be owned primarily by subsidiaries of Nippon Steel Chemical (Tokyo), Koppers says. Most of the production from the coal tar distillation plant is...

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