Tackling the challenges of the future with coal-chemistry technology
Coal is an indispensable material in the process of extracting iron components from iron ore. In the past, coal played a huge role, as a heat source and fuel, in driving industrial progress and modernization through the generations, but for a period of time, it was considered an old-fashioned resource. Now, however, coal is drawing renewed interest as a material capable of generating a rich variety of diverse materials. From fuel to raw material. What makes this possible is “coal chemistry,” which is the main focus of JFE Chemical’s business. Coal tar, for example, is obtained by the dry distillation of coal. JFE Chemical’s business began with the distillation, separation, and refining of the many and various aromatic compounds present in coal tar to isolate substances that are useful to society. These include substances with unique properties not available anywhere else. At JFE Chemical, we pursue research day in day out, to harness the power of chemistry and keep on creating new products to satisfy real-world needs.