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Graphite & Carbon uses in the Automotive and Mechanical Industries


Uses of Graphite in the Automotive Industry

Graphite is now widely used as a replacement for asbestos in many automotive functions including gaskets and brake linings. It will likely be much in demand if, as predicted by many experts, fuel cells begin replacing the internal combustion engine. It is currently the main component of brushes in electric motors.

Carbon Brushes

Important electrical components in motors and generators, Carbon brushes are made of carbon or graphite.

Carbon brushes have been more recently used to harness renewable electricity sources from both wind powered and hydro powered generators.

Bearings and Sliding Elements

Because of their good chemical resistance and high lubricating properties, our carbon materials are used in pumps as bearings, bushings and seals wherever high temperatures or a corrosive environment means other materials cannot be used.

Graphite uses in the aerospace and defence industry

Aerospace Industry
Because graphite is light and strong and can withstand extreme temperatures, it is widely used in the manufacturing of complex components for space shuttles and military aerospace vehicles. Learn More

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 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

Graphite uses in PV, semiconductors and optical fibres

Electronic Graphite Applications
Global computerisation demands ultra-pure forms of graphite for electrical components and circuitry. As automation increases, so will the demand for graphite in electrical systems and circuits. 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