Synthetic Graphite

Synthetic graphite - what is it?

As its name suggests, synthetic graphite is graphite which is created through manufacturing, rather than natural graphite which is mined. High-quality graphite can be manufactured as a by-product of the steel-making process. In steel-making, a substance called kish is skimmed off the molten iron. Kish is composed of iron, graphite and slag. The iron is removed immediately to be reused on site. The low-density graphite settles on top of the slag in the same way that cream sits on top of milk. This enables the two substances to be separated relatively easily. The graphite can then be further cleaned until it is almost completely pure once again and can be reused.

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