FOCUS: Growth in expandable graphite set to spur large-flake demand

By Jon Stibbs, Sybil Pan
Published: Friday, 02 July 2021

Industry participants expected to see growing demand for large-flake graphite, triggered by higher demand for expandable graphite.

Flake graphite has historically been used mostly as a material for refractories in steelmaking, which accounts for about 40-50% of its consumption, according to market sources.

While refractories remain a major area for consumption of flake graphite, demand from this sector is declining, especially in the wake of the Covid-19...

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