Industrial Química del Nalón, S.A.
is an independent and private family Company
whose activity is focused on the carbo-chemical
sector. It has been operating its own
technological processes, based on solid
entrepreneurial values since its foundation in
Its facilities are located at Trubia-Oviedo (Spain).
Its business activities are
focused in two different lines:
The Company's carbo-chemical
activity is based on the distillation of high
temperature coal tar which is obtained as a
by-product in coke manufacture used in blast
furnaces to produce pig iron.
Química del Nalón, S.A.
develops its carbo-chemical activity at the
Trubia site, in a set of autonomous plants,
designed with the Company's own technology,
which operate as a fully-integrated unit.
Química del Nalón, S.A. is the most
important distiller in Southern Europe and one
of the most important international pitch and
Linked to the carbo-chemical
activity, there are port facilities
in Aviles (Spain) and Szczecin (Poland), used as
a logistics center for the Baltic area and
Coal Tar Distillation
Continuous distillation plant: 250,000 mt. coal
distillation plant: 120,000 mt. coal tar/year.
distillation capacity: 370,000 mt. coal
The manufacture of coke is
another activity of Química del Nalón, S.A.,
and is currently carried out at the Sama de
Langreo production site.
The annual production
capacity is 130,000 Tm, which makes Química del
Nalón, S.A. the leading producer of foundry coke
in Spain and one of the main European producers,
exporting to numerous countries in Europe and
throughout the world.
The most important
applications are in iron foundries, non-ferrous
smelting, insulation sector, the chemical and
sugar industries, ferrous alloys, etc.
The raw material employed are
mainly coking coals, imported mostly from the