Applications of Graphite & its Various properties

Flake Graphite, an allotrope of carbon, is a critical resource that is used in over 150 applications in diverse industries and consumer goods.

Flake graphite constitutes a unique set of properties, accredited to its molecular structure, making it an essential material for multiple applications:

A crystalline form of Carbon
A solid state lubricant
Once intercalated expands many-fold at onset temperature
Only non-metallic conductor
Flake graphite can sustain temperature greater than 3000 degree celsius
Sustains temperatures of >3000*c
Graphene an atom layer of flake graphite
Graphene is an atom layer of flake graphite

 With over 150 different applications flake graphite is classified as a critical resource
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Structure and Properties

Given these molecular characteristics, flake graphite is a material with a unique set of properties, making it the preferred and mostly non-replaceable choice in various industries, products and applications. Though it is non-metal, it has the unique properties of both metal and non-metal.

Being a novel material with this exclusive microstructure, flake graphite exhibits the following properties:

  • A solid-state, high-temperature dry lubricant
  • The only high-performance non-metallic conductor
  • A reflector as a single particle
 Flake graphite molecular structure

Applications and uses of graphite

Applications of graphite

The applications of flake graphite are divided into two parts:

  1. Primary - Particle size graded normal purity range products - These are conventional grades used in industrial applications and input material for downstream processing.
  2. Downstream - Specially processed and high purity downstream flake graphite products.

The two main variables determining the product type and the end application of flake graphite are its flake size and purity. The input raw material for the downstream specially processed graphite is primary flake graphite and hence we segregate applications on the parameter of flake size used by the application.

Graphite Markets

                                                                             Different types and sizes of flake graphite and its demands in the global market