Among the vast array of chemical product markets in the world, Rain Carbon Inc. (RCI) companies specialize in those which are most effectively produced by unlocking unique properties inherent within coal tar

The first step in producing our coal tar derivative chemicals is the distillation process, in which coal tar is separated into fractions to produce various intermediate materials. These distillation fractions include intermediates such as coal tar pitch, anthracene oils, creosote, naphthalene, and crude benzene.

Further separation and processing of our intermediate materials brings an array of over 100 chemical species across the major chemical groups including aliphatics, aromatics, oxygenics including phenolics and nitrogenous compounds. The unique properties of these coal tar derivatives and their follow-on products span a versatile range of molecular weights and reactivities, allowing for a selection of compounds ideally suited to a myriad of applications and markets.

These diverse markets and uses include adhesives, coatings, polymers, dyes, insecticides, preservatives, paints, soaps, resins, modifiers for the paper industry, rubber additives, cosmetics, dispersants and even medical applications. RCI’s scientists continuously research innovative, new product applications within these markets and beyond to take advantage of the unique properties derived from the components of coal tar.