Lubricants

GRAPHITE: A LUBRICANT USED IN EXTREME CONDITIONS

Lubricants are used to reduce friction between two parts when in operation. Solid synthetic graphite can be used in many lubricant applications.

Synthetic graphite is obtained by the graphitisation of a mix of pre-baked petroleum coke and and coal-tar pitch. During a high-temperature (between 2,600° and 3,000°C) process, the carbon atoms rearrange themselves into hexagonal, crystalline structures, thus creating synthetic graphite.

By being meticulous about the primary materials it selects and experts in the process, Carbone Savoie can guarantee its graphite is pure and of a stable quality.

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