Graphitisation at up to 3000°C - What is it good for?High-tech Applications from Carbolite-Gero
Graphite is a soft, slippery, greyish-black substance. It has a metallic luster and is opaque to light. Graphite is a good conductor of heat and electricity. Often graphite is simply named carbon. Under inert gas or vacuum graphite is extremely temperature-resistant which makes it an interesting material for high temperature applications.
By heating graphite up to 3000°C its properties are optimized. As a result, heat treatment of graphite is a growing market and graphite has become an important material for a variety of applications all over the world. Graphite is often part of composite materials.
In the automotive industry, for example, graphite is used for manufacturing brakes, brake linings, clutch facings, engine parts, friction components, mechanical seals and also as a substitute for steel or aluminum in car frames.