Imerys Graphite & Carbon: innovation through analytics

Our primary synthetic graphites KS6L and SFG6L are not only blockbusters and well established references on the market. They are examples of the highest standard of quality and purity responding to our customers’ needs.

With this purpose Imerys Graphite & Carbon offers a highly dedicated and competent technical service. A dedicated interdisciplinary structure – Measurement Competence Center – is responsible for the development of analytical methods to monitor the characteristics critical to the quality of products.

A notable accomplishment is the recent development of an enhanced measurement method based on ICP-MS which allows for a more precise measurement of Fe-based particle contaminants in graphite powders²

This is the result of over ten years of studies and an in-depth understanding of graphite production processes.  The adoption of this method not only complements the existing analytical tools, such as the Hybrid-XRF for conductive carbon black, but it translates into an enhanced tool for Imerys Graphite & Carbon, their customers and the industry at large.

The finetuning of the ICP-MS method implies benefits on two sides. For customers, this ensures a vast array of information about the purity of the product that is fundamental to their own research & development phases.

For Imerys Graphite & Carbon it represents a valuable tool to further standardize and control production processes and the quality and safety of the final product.

This further demonstrates our commitment to quality, customer satisfaction and innovation, fundamental to serve the market.

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² Talanta 224 (2021) 121827, Elsevier –

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