Natural Graphite

We have all held graphite in our hands in the form of a pencil. Many industrial applications would also be inconceivable today without graphite, from the classic use of graphite in the refractory and foundry industries to lubricant applications, to growing and changing markets such as renewable energy, synthetic materials, the automobile industry and the electronics sector.

Our heart beats for natural graphite

Our core competency encompasses macrocrystalline natural graphite – better known as flake graphite – amorphous graphite and speciality graphite for conductivity and lubricating applications as well as expandable graphite as a halogen-free flame retardant.Natural graphite is mined. China is the main mining region, with additional deposits in Africa, North and South America and Europe. Subsequent further processing produces a variety of grades with different levels of purity and particle sizes and shapes. Natural graphite is classified as macrocrystalline and microcrystalline (amorphous) depending on the characteristics of the crystal structure. This crystalline composition with a layer structure is precisely what gives graphite its unique combination of material properties, making it suitable for many different fields of application:

Heat resistance

up to > 3000°C in O2-free atmosphere

Conductivity

the thermal and electrical conductivity in combination

Resistance

against high temperature fluctuations, acids and oxidizing agents

Lubricant

due to its unique layer structure

We work with our partners to continuously research and develop new application possibilities. Talk to us! We look forward to working with you to find the best graphite grade for your application.

Your contact person

Alexander Schleider

The right additive or special raw material specification exists for every application. Let’s find the appropriate solution together. Our team and I are happy to help you.

+49 (0)6123 798-24

Fields of application

Natural graphite is used in various industries ranging from the refractory & foundry sector to flame protection, from conductivity applications to lubricants. Selecting the appropriate product and correct specifications for the respective application is the key.