petroleum coke

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petroleum coke

[pə′trō·lē·əm ‚kōk]
(materials)
A carbonaceous solid material made by the destructive heating of high-molecular-weight petroleum-refining residues.
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said it will form two firms in China's Jiangsu Province to make needle coke, used in electrodes for electric arc steel, and vehicle tire material carbon black, respectively, from around June 2014 to meet growing demand in China and other emerging economies.
For special applications in which high-quality needle coke is desired, certain highly aromatic heavy oils or blends of such heavy oils have also been processed (Acciarri and Stockman, 1989).
Innovation is critical to remaining the global low-cost producer of quality needle coke.
Since 2009, the global demand for needle coke has quickly rebounded in the wake of recovery of its downstream sectors.
Lower sales volume of graphite electrodes and needle coke were partially offset by higher realized pricing of both products.
Revenue in the quarter decreased primarily as the result of lower sales volume, partially offset by higher average selling prices for both graphite electrodes and needle coke.
Net sales dropped 6% to $284 million, driven by an 11% decline in the 'Industrial Materials' segment due to weaker graphite electrode realized pricing and lower needle coke sales volume.
The improvement was driven by increased volumes in our graphite electrode and needle coke businesses.
22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The global needle coke capacity rose from 920 kt/a to 1,160 kt/a in 2006-2013, registering a CAGR of 3.
com adds Latest Report on "Global and China Needle Coke Industry Report, 2014-2016" to its store.
C/G") a Pittsburgh based manufacturer of graphite electrodes, needle coke and calcium carbide based products.