Graphite is used for numerous applications including batteries, refractories, and numerous other high end electronic applications. Graphite Powder is extremely light weight and this can make screening it very difficult. Furthermore, graphite particles are often misshaped and angular which can cause the appearance of oversized material in the product stream when testing with a laser. Graphite is a naturally-occurring form of carbon with the chemical formula C. It has a layered, sheet-like structure and is known for its unique properties, such as its ability to conduct electricity and act as a lubricant. These properties have led to a wide range of uses for graphite in various industries.
One of the most common uses for graphite is as a lubricant. The layers in graphite’s structure allow it to easily slide against other surfaces, making it an ideal material for use in lubricants and other products that reduce friction. Graphite is also used in the manufacturing of brake linings, gaskets, and bearings. Graphite is also widely used as an anode material in lithium-ion batteries. The lithium-ion battery works by moving lithium ions between the anode and cathode and the graphite is used as the anode material because of its capacity to store lithium ions.