Coal Tar Distillates

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.

Coal Tar Distillates

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Koppers coal tar distillates, in the form of creosote, are a cost-efficient and integral part of North America's transportation industry. Railroad crossties that are pressure treated with creosote have a service life of 35 to 40 years, making it an economical and reliable product for the railroad industry.

Creosote's long-term endurance in the outdoor elements makes it a widely-used product in the utility pole business.

Another distillate, carbon black feedstock, is a raw material used in the production of rubber, primarily automobile tires.

How Distillates Are Made

Distillates are made up of crude coke oven tar components, which are produced during the high temperature coking of bituminous coal.

Carbon pitch boils between 100°C and 400°C during the distillation process. Refined chemical oil distills between 210°C and 315°C. Distillates that distill above 315°C are high molecular weight aromatic hydrocarbons (middle and heavy distillates). The Refined Chemical Oil is further refined by distilling to obtain naphthalene leaving a lightweight, low naphthalene material (NSR). This material is blended with the heavier distillates to produce Creosote with an American Wood Protection Association specification. The balance of the heavier distillates is used as feedstock in the production of carbon black feedstock.

Product Types

Creosote:

  • Naturally derived wood preservative
  • Extends the useful life of timber products
  • Conserves natural resources
  • 150 years of use as a wood preservative
  • Knowledgeable, experienced technical assistance
  • Professional logistics support
  • Applicator's License required for use. Contact your state's Department of Agriculture for more information.

Carbon Black Feedstock

  • An amorphous form of carbon produced by incomplete burning of hydrocarbon materials
  • Major component used in the production of tires
  • Also used by the pigment, paint and rubber industries.

Benefits

  • Longevity/proven reliability
  • Life cycle cost benefits
  • Product consistency
  • AWPA specifications
  • Alternative preservatives do not have performance history

Availability

  • Logistics services are available in Australia, China, Europe, and the United States.

For additional information about Koppers coal tar distillates including pricing, availability and logistics, contact:


Contact Us

Australian Operations

Koppers Carbon Materials & Chemicals Pty Ltd.
P. O. Box 23
Mayfield
New South Wales 2304
Australia

Phone:
Tel: 61 2 4968 7300
Fax: 61 2 4967 4998

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

 

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

 

European Operations

Koppers International BV
Molenlaan 55
1422 XN Uithoorn
The Netherlands

Phone:

Tel: +31 297 545 544

Marc van Nievelt
NieveltM@koppers.eu
Marketing and Sales Manager

 

North American Operations

Koppers Inc.
436 Seventh Avenue 
Pittsburgh, PA USA
15219-1800 
Tel: 412-227-2001
Fax: 412-227-2262

Chuck Kraynik
KraynikCE@koppers.com
Manager, Marketing and Sales

Technical Support
Koppers Inc.
Koppers Global Technology Center
1005 William Pitt Way
Pittsburgh, PA USA 
15238-1362

Phone:
Tel: 412-826-3970
Fax: 412-826-3999

Ann Lynch
LynchA@koppers.com
Administrative Assistant

 

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