BLACK CHINA BLOG >> Coal Tar Pitch


Since the Chinese New Year break, the spot price of aluminum has jumped to RMB14,000/t. Positive macro-economic performance and signals of limited supply overseas are pushing the future market up and gave a strong support to spot market. The recent concerns about cuts to capacity because of environmental restrictions have contributed. As aluminum production grows, demand for […]

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If you know Australia’s Rugby League teams, then you know it takes a special group of people to support the Cronulla Sharks.   Cronulla is a suburb on the southern beaches of Sydney, and folk who hail from there are said to be from “the Shire”.  It is not common for Sharks fans to hail […]

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The October edition of the Black China Report went out this afternoon. If you are a subscriber, you should have received an email from Jane Zhang – check your SPAM folder just in case.   We sent it out as a direct PDF this month, because the normal app that we use is still being […]

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A look at the results for coal tar pitch in 2014 makes for some telling reading. China exported 540,000t of pitch in 2014, which puts it on line with the previous year.  This is a good outcome, in volume terms, since China’s markets in the Middle East were under attack from European producers. But the […]

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Koppers Holdings Inc. has announced the completion of construction and commissioning of their 300,000 metric ton capacity tar distillation plant for its new 30% owned joint venture in Hebei Province. They have also announced the completion of a project to expand the capacity of its existing 60% owned tar distillation plant in Tangshan, from 150,000 […]

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