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Uses of graphite according to its type

Graphite and its uses are very versatile, as it can be natural or synthetic; it has a shiny black color. It is a refractory element, a conductor of electricity and heat, resistant to thermal shocks, etc.

Uses of graphite according to its type

Understanding the uses of graphite according to its type, helps us to know what type of graphite we should choose for each activity we want to develop. Each one has specific characteristics that can help us to improve our performance within the industry.

In addition, it also allows you to optimize time and resources, for this reason, it is essential to know all the types of graphite that exist and so we can make a better decision when making the purchase.

The aphite structure and its uses a very versatile, since it can be natural or synthetic; it has a shiny black color. It is a refractory element, a conductor of electricity and heat, resistant to thermal shocks, etc.

The main uses of graphite are

  1. It is used as a refractory element, in order to generate a thermal shock.
  2. As a natural lubricant, because the graphite layers slide easily between them.
  3. If you increase the temperature of the graphite, it becomes an electrical conductor.
  4. It is an element that passes from the solid to the gaseous state, to avoid wear and improve conductivity.
  5. It is also used to manufacture different parts such as: batteries, brushes, gaskets, pistons, etc.
  6. If you want to prevent something from rusting quickly, graphite is also used for this purpose.
  7. Also, it is used to manufacture pencils

But just as we have already seen its uses, it is important to mention that the es and applications of graphite vy according to the need. Therefore, we are going to give you different recommendations for each application.

Characteristics of graphite and its uses

Uses of natural graphite

It is used to make magnesite-graphite bricks, also in furnaces to prevent oxidation, wear and tear and usually as a refractory material. It is also the perfect insulator when working steel at high temperatures.

Second, the uses of crystalline graphite

They have a specific melting point, so it is used as an electrical conductor. Also to make electrodes and to be the electrical conductor. In the automotive industry, they are used in electric motors.

As mentioned before, graphite can be compacted, so there are different sizes of graphite rupture discs, which are used to resist corrosion and to be resistant to chemicals.

Uses of amorphous graphite

Graphite powder can be used as a lubricant for drilling or to improve friction in machinery. It also depends on the size and purity of the graphite powder. For example: if you want to polish a part, it will depend on the size and shape of the graphite.

It is important to mention that when you choose the size of the amorphous graphite powder, you control the size of the residue you will get.

Synthetic Graphite Uses

It has a high percentage of purity and therefore, it is used in processes that require a lot of friction, in those that work with melting metals, where corrosion is inevitable.

Now that we know at are the main uses of graphite, is time to understand its importance in different industries.

Importance of graphite in industry

Graphite as an element allows you to improve the performance of the material, machinery, process, etc. at all times. Since it helps you to control everything, according to its characteristics and uses. Graphite is a breakthrough in different industries, reducing production times and optimizing resources.

It is important to mention that its use is very simple, since it is completely adapted to every need and does not require any additional accessories. Graphite by itself, has an endless number of properties that you can use in favor of your industry, company or client.

Therefore, in ESGRAF we have the necessary experience for the development of new graphite applications, based on the different types and characteristics that the element offers you, according to your needs.


To conclude, it is important to know the uses that this element has, in order to make a correct use and get the most out of it. The advantage is that it has so many properties that this element can be used in several phases of your process, increasing your productivity. Can you ask for anything more?