Graphite latest news

  • May 2016

    Graphite continues to feel the pressure of oversupply

    27 May 2016

    Prices remain sluggish with a lack of demand leading to stockpiles mounting both within China and Europe. As a result, the hope of any price upturn remains limited before Q4 2016.

  • Stratmin Graphite to conclude Graphmada sale with Bass Metals

    26 May 2016

    UK AIM-listed StratMin Global Resources Plc is to sell its graphite interests in Madagascar, Graphmada, to ASX-listed Bass Metals for A$16.3m in staged cash, equity and royalty considerations.

  • BASF switches to graphite-enhanced polymeric flame retardants

    25 May 2016

    Global chemicals firm BASF will offer only graphite-enhanced PolyFR in its expandable polystyrene as the company strives to reduce the impact of its raw materials on global climate change - a growing requirement in commercial and residential construction.

  • Saint Jean Carbon to purchase Canadian Bell graphite mine

    25 May 2016

    Canada-based Saint Jean Carbon has signed an agreement to acquire the past-producing Bell graphite mine in southwestern Quebec. This will add to the company’s existing portfolio of graphite projects in Sri Lanka and Canada as it works on the construction of a production line in North America, which will offer coated spherical graphite to the growing EV market.

  • Madagascar’s natural graphite industry resists market slump

    24 May 2016

    Imports into India increased by 140% since 2011; US and Germany follow the bandwagon; New projects to lead expansion

  • A rocketing opportunity: technical ceramics and SiC take off in aerospace

    21 May 2016

    Boeing developing a CMC nozzle; NASA using SiC CMC components; minerals in aerospace – a growing opportunity?

  • Saint Jean Carbon’s spherical graphite mill project to kick off

    20 May 2016

    The TSX-V-listed carbon science company with graphite interests in Sri Lanka and Canada has inched further along in its plan to offer coated spherical graphite material as Saint Jean Carbon begins construction of a full mill and finishing line to produce 5,000 tpa coated spherical graphite.

  • Flake graphite prices creep down

    20 May 2016

    Weak European demand stifles price development; higher mesh grades feel the strain.

  • AMG’s Graphit Kropfmühl to develop nano-material products though Haydale Graphene

    18 May 2016

    German-based graphite producer, Graphit Kropfmühl, is teaming up with AIM-listed Haydale Graphene Industries Plc to research and develop new value-added nano-material products using Haydale's HDPlas functionalisation process while sourcing graphitic feedstock from AMG’s Bogala mine in Sri Lanka.

  • Magnesita's losses worsen in Q1

    16 May 2016

    The refractory manufacturer saw a decrease in sales, profits and net income in the first quarter of the year amid persistent weak conditions in steelmaking, as it seeks to contain costs and limit spending.

  • IFGL Q1 2016 results

    16 May 2016

    India's IFGL Refractories Ltd, the specialised refractories producer, today released its FY2015 results, which demonstrate the impact of the steel slowdown.

  • Nissan announce Li-ion breakthrough

    16 May 2016

    A new analysis method developed by Japanese automaker, Nissan Motor Co. will boost the performance of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries and extend the driving range of electric vehicles, the company said.

  • Ontario Graphite to receive $80,000 in Great Lakes case

    13 May 2016

    The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ordered that Great Lakes Graphite and two of its employees - former Ontario Graphite staff - pay for the motion filed by Ontario Graphite. While the company is happy with the court's decision, it will seek to recover further expenses from Great Lakes, who meanwhile said that the recent court decisions have not affected its business.

  • Vesuvius bets on restructuring amid weak performance

    12 May 2016

    Restructuring remains a core focus of Vesuvius’ strategy for the rest of the year as market conditions for both its foundry and steel divisions remain difficult, the company stated in a trade update today.

  • Price Briefing 5-12 May 2016

    12 May 2016

    Battery markets look bullish, while oilfield sector lags.

  • Lithium Australia to shift away from graphite with project sales

    11 May 2016

    Recently rebranded from Cobre Montana NL to reflect its concentration to on lithium, ASX-listed Lithium Australia NL now plans to divest its graphite assets to hone its focus on its namesake mineral.

  • Amorphous graphite prices tick up

    10 May 2016

    While the revision upwards of the Chinese price of amorphous graphite bucks the recent trend downwards, it is likely due to price correcting after being revised lower prior to the Lunar New Year rather than a distinct shift in fundamentals in this market.

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