Graphite features

  • August 2019

    Synthetic graphite fends off natural competition

    30 August 2019

    Claims that natural graphite is a cheaper alternative to synthetic material are frequently made in the junior mining sector, but downstream users say there is price parity among end-products. Rose Pengelly reports.

  • 'You need a clear vision of your goal, but also a bit of luck'

    30 August 2019

    When Erik Zobec launched Seven Refractories at the height of the eurozone crisis, few would have believed the company would go on to become one of the world’s leading monolithics producers. As Seven approaches 10 years in business, he talks to Ross Davies about its ascent.

  • Brick by brick: Building an international refractory maintenance company

    30 August 2019

    US-based Bricking Solutions has been in the refractories kiln maintenance business for more than 50 years and has been led by managing director Heather Harding since January 2019. She shares her views on the business she runs and the wider refractories industry.

  • May 2019

    Asbury's 'King Carbon' has more to achieve in graphite sector

    01 May 2019

    “I’ve always enjoyed brainstorming ideas with engineers, asking what else we can develop using graphite.” Stephen Riddle, chief executive officer of Asbury Carbons, speaks to Rose Pengelly about his passion for carbon, and why even four decades of experience does not mean you have seen everything in graphite.

  • The peaks and troughs of Eurasian mining

    01 May 2019

    Turkey is the standout performer in Eurasia’s industrial minerals industry but its economic recession is affecting the wider region. Rose Pengelly looks at what neighboring countries are doing to boost their domestic mining sectors.

  • INTERVIEW: Renascor MD lays out plans for Australian graphite flake development

    01 May 2019

    Renascor Resources managing director David Christensen tells Fastmarkets how the company intends to make maximum use of the financing for the development of its Siviour graphite deposit in South Australia so it can rival the world’s lowest-cost producers.

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