A new company, Solios Chemical, has been created within the Fives Solios brand as a result of the acquisition.

Coal tar pitch processing, one of the major Proabd technologies, strengthens Fives Solios’ expertise on the prebaked anode manufacturing process by further integrating the know-how upstream from pitch unloading and storage facilities, anode forming and anode baking.

The customers of the Proabdpitch process will benefit from Fives Solios’ expertise in anode manufacturing, which constitutes the main application for the product.

The group will continue to develop the whole Poabd portfolio including the processing of coke oven by-products and melt static crystallisation (MSC) purification for the chemical, pharmaceutical and food processing industries.