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Coal Tar Pitch Markets in Europe & North America Michael Sutton VFT Canada Inc. Presented at 12 th Annual Met Coke World Summit Chicago, Illinois October 22-24, 2008. Agenda. North American Coal/Coke/Tar/Pitch Process North American Coke & Coal Tar Production Coke Plant Locations

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Coal Tar Pitch Markets in

Europe & North America

Michael Sutton

VFT Canada Inc.

Presented at 12th Annual Met Coke World Summit

Chicago, Illinois

October 22-24, 2008


Agenda
Agenda

  • North American Coal/Coke/Tar/Pitch Process

  • North American Coke & Coal Tar Production

    • Coke Plant Locations

    • Tar Distilled

    • Distillation Plant Locations

  • North American Coal Tar Pitch Markets

    • Aluminum Industry

    • Graphite Electrode Industry

    • Pavement Coatings

  • Coal Tar Pitch Balance – North America & Europe

  • Creosote/Naphthalene

  • Development of New Products

  • Participation in Growing Markets – Aluminum Industry


The coal coke tar pitch process
The Coal/Coke/Tar/Pitch Process

Coking

Coal

Naphthalene

Oils

D

I

S

T

I

L

L

A

T

I

O

N

Creosote

Carbon Black Feedstock

Coke

Ovens

CoalTar

Coke

Aluminum Smelters

Graphite Electrodes

Pitch

Steel

Production

Specialty Carbon Products

Pavement Coatings

Refractories


North american coke production capacity coal tar production 2007
North American Coke Production Capacity& Coal Tar Production – 2007



North american tar distilled
North American Tar Distilled

Data Source: ACCCI


North american tar distillers
North American Tar Distillers

VFT CANADA

KOPPERS (3)

COOPERS CREEK

TANGENT RAIL (2)

LONE STAR SPECIALTY







European Pitch Balance 2007

Note: Ukraine & Russia excluded





Development of new products
Development of New Products

  • Low PAH Pitch – Soderberg Aluminum Smelters

  • Carbores – Specialty Graphite and Refractories

More environmentally-friendly pitch containing lower PAH’s (BaP)


Participation in growing markets
Participation in Growing Markets

Aluminum– Main driver for world-wide pitch demand

%

Aluminum 85

Graphite 10

Others 5

100

- China (increased domestic demand)

- Middle East

- Iceland

- Canada

Growth Areas

Low energy costs




New tar production
New Tar Production

  • China

  • Russia

  • Brazil

    North American and European tar distillers are involved/pursuing optionsin these markets.


The future for north american tar distillers
The Future For North American Tar Distillers ?

STEEL

OILS

COAL

COKE

BY-PRODUCTS

RECOVERED

TAR

PITCH

COKE

GASES

NON-RECOVERY

OF BY-PRODUCT

CO-GENERATION


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