How are Koppers Products Used?
It all starts with coal.
Coal is carbonized to make coke and Koppers purchases a by-product of Coke-Coal tar. Koppers distills the coal tar and manufactures carbon materials and chemicals that are essential to the aluminum, steel, paint, plastic, wood-preserving, and carbon black industries.
The products from the coal tar distillation also increase the durability of products such as railroad ties and utility poles.
The chart below illustrates how Koppers manufactures materials from coal tar as well as the industries that rely on our products to manufacture other goods and services that are needed worldwide.