Graphite 2015: Graphite has priced itself out of the recarburiser market, says Durrans

By Laura Syrett
Published: Wednesday, 09 December 2015

The UK-based carbon materials business says that both natural and synthetic graphite are uncompetitive for use as recarburisers in the iron and steel industries, however mining companies aiming to monetise fines by selling into this market insist their material will be cost effective.

Graphite, both natural and synthetic, is too expensive to be widely used as a recarburiser in the steel manufacturing and iron foundry industries, according to a leading British carbon materials business.

David Wilson, project manager at Sheffield-based James Durrans, said that despite its various performance advantages, such as high solubility,...

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