What is Synthetic Graphite? Synthetic Graphite is a manufactured product made by high-temperature treatment of amorphous carbon materials. In most instances, the primary feedstock used for making synthetic graphite is calcined petroleum coke and coal tar pitch, both of which are composed of highly graphitizable forms of carbon.
Synthetic Graphite Uses: Synthetic Graphite is used in many applications including but not limited to friction, foundry, electrical carbons, fuel cell bi-polar plates, coatings, electrolytic processes, corrosion products, conductive fillers, rubber and plastic compounds, and drilling applications. Recently with the increased amount of electric vehicles being manufactured, lithium-ion batteries are one of the biggest use cases for Synthetic Graphite. The use of Synthetic Graphite in electric vehicle batteries help boost energy density and reduce charging times.