Pitch is a name for any of a number of viscoelastic, solid polymers. Pitch can be natural or manufactured, derived from petroleum, coal tar or plants. Various forms of pitch may also be called tar, bitumen or asphalt. Pitch produced from plants is also known as resin. Some products made from plant resin are also known as rosin. Pitch was traditionally used to help caulk the seams of wooden sailing vessels (see shipbuilding). Pitch was also used to waterproof wooden containers, and in the making of torches. Petroleum-derived pitch is black in colour, hence the adjectival phrase, pitch-black.
Coal Tar Pitch production, which measures output worldwide, was expected to reach 6,796 k tons in 2016 with an increase of 2.5% from its year-earlier level. The global coal tar pitch market size is estimated to drop from USD 2753.45 million in 2011 to USD 2143.93 million by 2016, at an estimated CAGR of -4.88% between 2011 and 2016.
The global coal tar pitch market report profiles some of the key technological developments in the recent times. It also profiles some of the leading players in the market and analyzes their key strategies. The competitive landscape section of the report provides a clear insight into the market share analysis of key industry players. The major players in the global coal tar pitch market are Koppers, RÜTGERS, JFE, NSSMC, Himadri, Shandong Baoshun, Bao Steel, Huanghua Xinnuolixing, Deza, Nalon, etc.