Koppers Holdings and Rio Tinto Aluminium have
agreed to a 42-month contract extension that began on January
1, 2011, and continues through June 30, 2014.
Under the terms of the agreement, Koppers will
supply and transport liquid carbon pitch to Rio Tinto smelters
in Australia at an estimated value in excess of $100
Walter W. Turner, CEO of Koppers, said: "We are
pleased to be able to continue our strong relationship with an
important customer like Rio Tinto. The global aluminum industry
is an important market for Koppers, and we are excited to share
this growth opportunity with them.
Our global presence in this market also
provides us with the capability to provide carbon pitch to
other Rio Tinto facilities worldwide."