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Koppers Holdings, Inc.

Koppers Holdings, Inc.

Sector: Wood Preserving Region: PA, United States


: | New York Stock Exchange: KOP


Koppers Holdings, Inc. operates as a holding company with interest in producing chemicals, carbon compounds and treated wood products. The company operates in two segments: Carbon Materials & Chemicals and Railroad & Utility Products. The Carbon Materials & Chemicals segment manufactures carbon pitch that is used in the production of aluminum and steel; naphthalene for use in the production of phthalic anhydride and as a surfactant in the production of concrete; phthalic anhydride, which is used in the production of plasticizers, polyester resins, and alkyd paints; creosote and carbon black feedstock for use in the treatment of wood or as a feedstock in the production of carbon black; and carbon black that is used primarily in the manufacture of rubber tires. This segment also involves in the distillation of coal tar, a by-product generated through the processing of coal into coke for use in steel and iron manufacturing; and sale of refined tars, benzole, and specialty chemicals. The Railroad & Utility Products segment sells treated and untreated wood products, rail joint bars, and services primarily to the railroad and public utility markets in the United States and Australia. This segment also engages in procuring and treating items, such as crossties, switch ties, and various types of lumber used for railroad bridges and crossings; and offers utility products, which include transmission and distribution poles for electric and telephone utilities, and piling used in industrial foundations, beach housing, and docks and piers. Koppers Holdings was founded on November 18, 2004 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.

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