Backed by a reputation for quality, consistency, and performance, our world-class research and technical support teams develop applications and solutions for business challenges today and tomorrow.
One of two major facilities in support of our global operations, the Greater Pittsburgh-based Koppers Global Technology Center (KGTC), is an applied research facility and laboratory with a highly experienced team focusing on the development of new carbon product applications, technical assistance, and comprehensive testing services.
As the global demand for specialty carbon products and services expands into emerging markets, the KGTC team is working to find effective, new carbon products and coating solutions. Additionally, the team utilizes state-of-the-art chromatography, microscopy, spectroscopy, and rheology equipment to meet all testing technical assistance needs.
Located in Griffin, Georgia, the Koppers Performance Chemicals Global Research and Development Center is committed to the development of innovative wood protection solutions including wood preservative technologies, fire retardants, and performance enhancing anti-weathering additives. Our approach to innovation starts with collaboration. We openly collaborate with our customers, universities, government research organizations, vendors and other value chain partners in pursuit of the next innovations for a sustainable use of our precious nature resource – wood.
Our team has well-diversified talents spanning from formulation chemistry, engineering science, wood science and technology to analytical science. Through R&D and innovation, we leverage our research talents and technical expertise to invent new products, solutions and processes that provide sound solutions to our customers and society, and transform the world for the better.
Koppers Corporate Innovation function is dedicated to exploring new ways to do business by both engaging our internal workforce and collaborating externally. This function is driven by our holistic and inclusive corporate innovation program, EPIC, which lays out four goals, each with unique supporting initiatives: Explore to learn, Partner to expand our capabilities, Ideate to solve problems, Create to grow.
Through EPIC initiatives, employees at all levels of the organization are empowered to innovate.
Koppers is looking to engage with the startup community.
We recognize the immense value of collaboration in the competitive startup landscape, whether it is conducting a pilot, sponsoring research or serving as a first customer. With our industry knowledge and connections, startup collaborations can lead to mutually beneficial relationships and shared success.
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