FOCUS: Market caution grows over ‘fake flake’ graphite

By Jon Stibbs
Published: Monday, 21 June 2021

Consumers of large graphite flake have become increasingly wary of buying “fake flake” graphite that has been sold as genuine material. There were indications that the material was being sold openly, although a recognized market has yet to evolve, market sources said.

"Fake flake" graphite is reprocessed material that is a by-product from the production of spherical graphite, and growth in the anode market means that production of this processed, man-made flake was expected to continue to increase.

But the applications for the material were limited in comparison to those for natural...

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