Tata Steel

Coal Tar

Coal Tar is a thick, black, viscous fluid generated during the carbonization of coal to convert it into coke in a recovery-type coke oven plant. Coal tar accounts for around 3.5-4% of volume of Coke produced.

Tata Steel is one of the leading coal tar suppliers in India and offers superior quality with optimal Quinoline Insolubles (QI) and minimum moisture to its customers across the country.

The Industrial By-Product Management Division (IBMD) of Tata Steel is well equipped to transport Coal Tar through tankers and rakes.

Specifications of Coal Tar

Chemical Properties
Properties UOM Minimum Maximum
Moisture % 0.5 5.5
QI (Quinoline Insoluble) % 1.5 5.5
Calorific Value Kcal/kg 8700 9200


Depending on the type of application, coal tar can be treated differently for different purposes. The Coal Tar can be dehydrated through the Fractional Distillation process to produce several downstream value-added products such as:


The above-mentioned products and by-products cater to diverse industry segments including Aluminium Smelters industry, Graphite Electrode industry, tyre industry, wood preservative oils, construction and infrastructure.

Creosote Oil
Naphthalene Balls
Coal Tar Pitch

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