Evolving societal and environmental expectations require advanced solutions -- and you need a business partner with the experience, foresight and know-how to deliver raw materials designed for lighter, faster and greener 21st century applications.
At Rain Carbon, our businesses have spent more than 150 years anticipating changes in customer requirements. We have watched technological advancements stretch the imagination of what's possible. And we have used our experience and innovation to develop essential raw materials that have enabled customers to introduce countless cutting-edge products.
In recent years, advances in science and engineering have unleashed the potential of coal and petro tars -- two of our core raw materials -- and we are rapidly mobilizing to leverage new opportunities made possible by these advancements.
- Naphthalene Derivatives
- Petrochemical Intermediates
- Resins & Modifiers
- Engineered Products
Naphthalene derivates are primarily produced from our internal production of naphthalene oil which is further processed into downstream products. We use naphthalene oil as a raw material for producing phthalic anhydride and PNS/PCE liquids. Phthalic anhydride is used in construction, plastics and as specialty chemicals in other industries. PNS/PCE liquids are a class of polymer-based dispersant materials, principally used as in-process aids in the manufacturing of construction products such as concrete and gypsum, as well as a variety of other demanding industrial and agricultural applications.
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We produce BTX products -- benzene, toluene and xylene -- from the secondary distillation of crude benzene, a liquid by-product derived in conversion of coal into metallurgical coke used for pig iron and steel production. A substantial part of our crude benzene is procured from third parties. Benzene, toluene and crude xylene are critical inputs for several chemicals-based substances. Applications of toluene and crude xylene include use as solvents for inks and paints.
Superstructures such as bridges and high-rises require concrete with flowability, compressive strength, low air permeability, good resistance to wear and tear, and longevity. Superplasticizers are necessary to achieve these properties.
The market today demands a wide variety of concrete superplasticizers specifically designed to offer different product properties for different end-use applications. Rain Carbon develops, produces and markets the broadest range of these critical construction polymers available in the Americas’ marketplace. Our products improve the rheological, mechanical and flow properties of concrete, while increasing its strength, promoting compaction and providing optimum workability.
Product quality and reliability is why our RÜTGERS brand of high-performance polymeric dispersants were selected for construction of the 452-meter Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, one of the tallest buildings in the world.
Demanding industrial, chemical, oil and gas as well as mining applications require the use of RÜTGERS brand additives and in-process aides to insure the consistent, high performance of critical operations and final products. The industrial dispersants, developed and manufactured by Rain Carbon are essential in gypsum and cement board production, extractive minerology, emulsion polymerization, oil-and-gas drilling and completion, leather processing and in agro-chemicals and dye intermediates.
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We produce aromatic hydrocarbon resin products that are based on either petrochemical or coal tar distillate raw materials. Our petrochemical-based resins are used primarily for applications in adhesives and printing inks. Our coal tar-based resins are used primarily for applications in coatings, rubber tires and other end-user rubber products. We sell most of our petrochemical-based resins in the European, Asian and North American markets. We sell most of our coal tar-based resins products within the European market.
Phenolics are produced from the downstream refining of carbolic oil that we internally distill from coal tar, as well as carbolic oil and other raw materials we purchase from third parties. Anthracene and carbazole are produced from the downstream refining of anthracene oil that we internally distilled from coal tar. We also produce acetophenone and 3.5-xylenol which are produced from petrochemical-based raw materials we purchase from third parties.
Our innovative CARBORES® binder, an engineered pitch product made at our facility in Castrop-Rauxel, Germany, combines the advantages of coal tar pitch products and phenolic resins.
Coal tar pitch contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) that require special safety precautions be taken during its use. CARBORES® is a substitute binder used in carbon-containing refractory products and graphite products, created with a dramatically reduced concentration of PAHs. Consistent with our commitment to environmental sustainability, we are developing additional applications for this eco-friendly binder and working to further improve the outstanding environmental qualities of CARBORES®.
While designed for refractory products, the property profile of CARBORES® also allows for it to be substituted for standard cap; tar pitch in other applications.
CARBORES® is available in three product lines:
- CARBORES® T: A binder for the production of monolithic refractory products, it is available in different viscosities, delivered as a liquid at ambient temperature.
- CARBORES® F: A binder with different softening points for the production of refractory bricks and for specialty graphite, delivered in molten or solid form.
- CARBORES® P: A high-performance binder for shaped and monolithic refractory products as well as for specialty graphite, delivered as a solid or powder.
Our engineered products also include:
- PETRORES®, which is used in specialty applications such as lithium-ion batteries and energy storage.
- LP Sealer Base, a petrochemical-based pavement sealer.
Demand for these one-of-a-kind advanced materials is increasing due to their eco-friendly characteristics, and Rain Carbon is constantly working to bring additional products to the market to help customers meet evolving environmental and societal requirements.