Calcined petroleum coke is a high purity carbon material produced by heating green petroleum coke to drive off moisture, volatile matter, and impurities and to increase its electrical conductivity. The primary aluminum industry is the major consumer of calcined petroleum coke, representing approximately 80% of the demand for this carbon material. The balance of calcined coke demand originates from the steel and chemical industries, mostly as recarburizer and the manufacture of titanium dioxide pigment.
Since its inception in 1986, Aminco has supplied calcined petroleum coke to the aluminum and steel industries in South America, Europe and Asia with traditional supply originating from the United States and Europe. Since 2000, Aminco has shifted it’s supply sourcing primarily to emerging markets with a focus on China, which offers more competitive pricing and lower sulfur cokes.
Aminco listens to and understands the operating issues faced by each of our customers and can tailor an appropriate feedstock to address these issues. Whether a smelter is best served by product produced in a traditional rotary kiln or shaft calciner — with each yielding unique properties — Aminco’s focus is to consistently deliver the appropriate coke to reduce net carbon consumption.