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Stricter inspections in China force graphite prices up

By Albert Li
Published: Friday, 25 August 2017

Government inspectors return to Shandong for a second round of checks, making production at local graphite operations intermittent, as limitations to acid-purification processes is affecting high-purity and plus mesh sizes in particular.

Renewed environmental controls in China’s Shandong province have prompted an increase in graphite prices, with production of high-purity material and plus mesh sizes particularly affected by the inspections.

According to a 24 August IM assessment, a number of graphite grades bound for export have appreciated further.

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