Koppers’s Chinese carbon plant

Koppers’s Chinese carbon plantUS-based carbon compound and treated wood products maker Koppers is setting up three coal-tar based carbon product plants in Jiangsu, China, with Nippon Steel Chemical, Sojitz JECT, Yizhou Group and the Pizhou
government. The facilities will comprise a 250,000 tonne coal tar distillation plant and two downstream
plants producing needle coke and carbon black. It is envisioned that the carbon black and needle coke facilities will be wholly-owned subsidiaries of Nippon Steel and the coal tar distillation facility will be owned by Koppers and Yizhou, with Koppers owning a majority share. Plant construction is expected to commence in 2012 with
completion targeted for early 2014.