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OCI is one of the world's top 3 manufacturers that supply liquid pitch by securing advanced technology and stable raw materials

Product Features


Liquid Pitch


Pitch is used as a binder for producing anodes for aluminum smelting and other binding applications.

Production Process

OCI produces high-quality pitch through distillation and the reformer process to adjust the softening point and insoluble quinoline, parameters that decide the quality of the pitch.

OCI Status

Pohang Plant

Pohang plant

Gwangyang Plant

Gwangyang plant

Shandong OCI

Shandong OCI

Ma Steel OCI

Ma Steel OCI

OCI initiated the pitch business to create value-added products from coal tar produced at steel plants in Pohang and Gwangyang. With the construction of Koreas first coal tar distillation plant in 1976 and pitch plant in 1978, OCI developed various pitches including soft pitch and hard pitch used for aluminum smelting. In 1996, OCI successfully commercialized liquid products for the first time in the world, and is currently supplying to renowned global aluminum companies in the Middle East, Oceania, North America, and Africa. In 2021, OCI began an expansion into the high softening point pitch (HSPP) market through our P&O Chemical joint venture with POSCO Future M. HSPP is used to coat graphite-based anode materials to increase battery life, charging and discharging efficiency, and energy density.

Business Commencement


Production Plant Status

- OCI Pohang Plant (Tar Distillation Capa : 250,000MT/yr)
- OCI Gwangyang Plant (Tar Distillation Capa : 200,000MT/yr)
- Shandong OCI (Tar Distillation capacity : 380,000MT/yr)
- Ma Steel OCI (Tar Distillation capacity : 350,000MT/yr)

Major Markets

Middle East, Oceania, North America, Africa, etc

Key Point

  • Global Top 3 Player

    Supplying high-quality liquid pitch to leading aluminum manufacturers in the world

  • Leading Technology

    High technological and production capabilities to manufacture products that satisfy customer demands

  • Adding Value to

    Transformation into a high value-added material business by recycling steel by-products


  • Product Name : Pitch
  • CAS No. :65996-93-2
  • Tel : +82-2-727-9523
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