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Koppers Completes Construction Projects in China
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 01 May 2009 -- (MARKET WIRE) --   Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP - News) today announced the completion of construction and commissioning of a 300,000 metric ton capacity tar distillation plant for its new 30% owned joint venture in Hebei Province, China, known as Tangshan Koppers Kailuan Carbon Chemical Company Limited (TKK), and completion of a project to expand the capacity of its existing 60% owned tar distillation plant in Tangshan, China, known as Koppers (China) Carbon and Chemical Co., Ltd. (KCCC), from 150,000 metric tons to 200,000 metric tons.

Koppers provided the technology and the commissioning teams for both projects. This expansion of capacity is intended to meet the anticipated increasing demand for high-quality vacuum distilled pitch required by the aluminum and graphite industries in China and various export markets including the Middle East, India, Russia, South Africa, Australasia, and the Americas.

Koppers, with corporate headquarters and a research center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a global integrated producer of carbon compounds and treated wood products. Including its joint ventures, Koppers operates facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Australia, and China. The stock of Koppers Holdings Inc. is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "KOP." For more information, visit www.koppers.com.


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