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How graphite is used in the chemical and petrochemical industries

Why graphite is the ideal material

TYPE OF PRODUCT

APPLICATION

Seal rings

Guide rings

Piston rings

Many processes in the chemical industry involve the pumping, stirring and transportation of corrosive, toxic or explosive products. The pumps used have rotating shafts, which must be sealed to keep out gases or fluids.

Applications: Vacuum pumps, turbines, compressors, process pumps

Why graphite? Resistant to corrosion/chemicals, resistant to wear over time, long service life

Foils

Sheets

These semi-finished products can be processed to manufacture other sealing products.

Applications: Tapes, gaskets, packing rings, flanges

Why graphite? Resistant to corrosion/chemicals, resistant to oxidation, long service life, easy to machine

Support grids

Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) involves transmitting a beam of electrons through a specimen to form an image in a microscope. Tiny grids are used to hold the specimens in place, and these are often coated with graphite.

Applications: TEM

Why graphite? Resistant to corrosion/chemicals, resistant to oxidation

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 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 the glass and fibreglass industry

Glass & Ceramics Industry
Applications in the glass and fibreglass industry demand products with high electrical conductivity, mechanical strength and excellent performance at extreme temperatures. Graphite passes the test. Learn More