Graphit Kropfmühl, a global producer of graphite for a range of industrial applications, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in September 2016. Formed as a public limited company in 1916, Graphit Kropfmühl is a specialist in the extraction, processing and refining of natural crystalline graphite with locations in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Graphite is used in Powder Metallurgy in a number of ways. It can be employed as an alloying element to increase the strength of sintered parts and it can also be used as a second phase material in metal bonded particulate composites. Another important application for graphite is in the lubrication and friction moderation in bearings.
“Innovation, market proximity and customer-focused approach have helped us to become a trend-setting graphite refiner. Our leading position as an international graphite specialist is both a motivation and obligation in equal measure,” stated Thomas Junker, Managing Director and COO Graphite at Graphit Kropfmühl.
Different graphite is necessary for each application to comply with the demands of the specific process. “A strong focus on research and development work ensures that our product range is continuously optimised. Graphite Kropfmühl is committed to developing high-quality tailored products and solutions using cutting edge and quality-driven processes on the back of intensive dialogues with its customers and partners,” added Junker.