Treatment types


Creosote has been used as a wood preservative since the mid-1800s, making it the longest used preservative for utility poles in the United States. Commonly used in Texas and Louisiana, Koppers manufactures creosote treated poles in our Jasper, TX facility to serve this marketplace.

Key Features

  • Climbability - As an oil based preservative, wood treated with Koppers Creosote has excellent gaff penetration providing lineman an easy way to perform pole maintenance.
  • Vertically Integrated - For over 25 years, Koppers Carbon Materials & Chemicals business has been a quality manufacturer of creosote, ensuring a steady supply to meet future treatment needs.
  • High BTU Value - Used creosote poles are an excellent feed stock for many energy applications including boilers used in the cement and paper industry.