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Graphite & Carbon uses in Recreational Products

Graphite is used in furnaces as part of the carbon-fibre creation process from raw materials. Graphite blocks are used within the furnace walls due to their resistance to extremely high temperatures. Both rigid and non rigid carbon and graphite felt are used as insulation in these carbon fibre furnaces.

Because of its energy-absorbing quality, graphite is used to develop high performance sports equipment including:

  • Golf clubs

  • Tennis racquets

  • Hockey sticks

  • Fishing rods

  • Carbon-ceramic brake discs for bikes and sports cars

Olmec Advanced Materials do not make high performance sports equipment, but we do however supply the graphite and carbon for the furnaces and molds they are manufactured in.

Carbon-fibre has become known for it's exceptional strength while being extremely light-weight. Carbon-fibre has widely been used in a number of applications including:

  • Carbon-Fibre Motorcycle body parts

  • F1/Formula1 racing car bodies

  • Mountain and racing bike frames

Olmec Advanced Materials supply a range of graphite grades which are used to make the heat resistant molds in which these carbon-fibre parts are cast.

Graphite uses in aluminium

Aluminium Industry
Graphite’s excellent resistance to chemicals and extreme heat make it ideal for use in the complex processes of creating and purifying aluminium. Learn More

Graphite uses in manufacturing and EDM

Industrial Graphite Applications
Highly resistant to corrosion and an excellent conductor of electricity, graphite is an essential component in rupture discs, chemically resistant linings and electric arc electrodes. Learn More

Graphite uses in mechanical engineering

Mechanical Graphite Applications
Graphite has great chemical resistance and self-lubricating properties, making it perfect for use in pumps as bearings, bushings and seals. Learn More

Graphite uses in ferrous and non-ferrous metals

Metal Industry Graphite Applications
Graphite can withstand extreme temperatures, making it perfect for use in creating steel and for manufacturing boats, moulds and crucibles for the non-ferrous metal industry. Learn More

Graphite uses in chemicals and petrochemicals

Many processes in the chemical and petrochemical industries involve the pumping, stirring and transportation of corrosive, toxic or explosive products. Graphite’s resistance to corrosion and wear mean it is ideal for these applications Learn More