FOCUS: ‘Fake flake’ graphite and its complicated place in the market
Published: Monday, 16 November 2020
“Fake flake” graphite sold as genuine material has increasingly been reported on the market, especially as large flake sizes. We speak to several market sources to get their perspective on this material, its impact on the market and how it can also meet genuine demand when sold accurately.
What it is
So-called "fake flake" is the name for man-made
graphite flake that has been falsely sold as natural flake or
has been blended into genuine flake. In these circumstances,
buyers are misled into purchasing material that will not
perform to the same standard as natural flake.