Elkem Carboderivados produces a range of products based on the distillation of coal tar. The production is in vacuum batch process with high stability for critical product parameters.
Key advantages of Elkem Carbon pitches are:
- Good thermal stability - suitable for storage in high ambient temperature conditions
- Low sodium content
- Low ash content
Coal tar pitches produced by Elkem Carboderivados are available at different softening points, and can be supplied in both liquid and solid state.
Major applications include:
- Pitch as binding agent for anodes, carbon pastes/electrodes and refractories
- Aromatic oils as feedstock for carbon black production
- Naphthalene for the chemical industry