Best known as a dry lubricant, graphite powder lends itself to a variety of applications. Available as natural nanoflakes or in shaped particles, this black powder is composed of particles of graphite ranging in diameter from 1nm to 100nm, depending on the requirements of the task at hand. Few materials show as much promise and potential as graphite, making it the subject of intense research.
Carbon Brushes. One of the most common mixing components for brushes, alongside copper and other staple materials.
Additives in Polymer. Adding graphite powder to polymer compounds can improve thermal stability and conductivity without otherwise compromising the resulting compound.
Coating. One of the most unique aspects of graphite is its ability to form a film on metal surfaces. This is one of several ways graphite powder plays a crucial role in various coatings. It may play a role in making silver nanowires viable for commercial electronics, too, according to recent research.
Paint production. Due to its relative inertness, smoothness, and conductive nature, graphite powder plays a crucial role in producing conductive paints. It’s also prized in paint production for its thermal traits, stability, and a host of other benefits it can impart on paints.
Batteries. A crucial component in lithium-ion battery anodes, thanks to its conductive traits and otherwise inoffensive, easy-to-utilize nature.
Grinding wheels. Graphite powder can be utilized to produce grinding wheels of unusual resilience, lubricity, flexibility, thermal resistance, and natural smoothness, making them ideal for any number of specialty grinding tasks.