Pitch Products 

Pitch products are produced by Rain Carbon Inc. from coal tar pitch (CTP), a derivative of coal tar distillation, as well as from specialty petroleum feedstocks. CTP is mainly used as a binder for the production of carbon anodes essential for aluminum smelting. An important variation of CTP also serves for impregnation of graphite electrodes employed by electric arc furnaces in steel production. Rain Carbon offers its customers a broad range of coal tar and petroleum pitches with different properties for the widest spectrum of applications. 

Pitch Products

  • Coal Tar Pitch
    Rain Carbon manufactures CTPs with many different softening points, used as binders for carbon anodes, graphite electrodes, specialty graphite, and Søderberg electrodes, as well as for refractory materials.
  • Impregnation Pitch
    Rain Carbon produces pitches with properties suited to the impregnation of graphite electrodes, carbon cathodes, specialty graphite, and refractory materials.
  • Specialty Tars
    Rain Carbon creates special tars with different viscosities for the production of monolithic refractory products.
  • Refined Tars
    Rain Carbon produces its RT-12 tar for use in sealing road surfaces in North America.
  • Petroleum Pitch
    Rain Carbon also creates petroleum-based pitches for road surface sealing, and for the production of clay pigeons and activated carbon.
  • Pitch with high softening temperature
    Rain Carbon engineers pitches with softening temperatures between 150 and 200°C (300 and 390°F), which is essential to the manufacture of specialty graphite.


Jens Stiegert

Email: Jens.Stiegert@raincarbon.com

Phone: +49 2305 705-157

Fax: +49 2305 705-446