Graphite is crystalline allotrope of carbon that comes in an amorphous, flake-like, or platelet shape. It is found naturally as a mineral but a synthetic version can also be created through the heat-treatment of petroleum products. There are various uses of graphite, such as use in battery anodes, which are commonly used in the lithium-ion batteries of electric cars. They are also used in high-temperature casting and lubrication, and it has a hardness of 1-2 Mohs. It is also very conductive of electricity and has a high resistance to changes due to temperature.

Processing Graphite

Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems has many applications that are involved in the processing of graphite. The Mikro ACM Air Classifying Mill is capable of processing graphite to create powders with a particle size distribution of 5-25 µm. The Alpine AFG Jet Mill and the Alpine TFG Jet Mill are capable of conducting fine grinding of graphite; with a particle size distribution range of 1-5 µm. Hosokawa also has applications that are capable of altering the shape of the particles of graphite. The Micron Nobilta is capable of mixing graphite to change the particle shape so that becomes more rounded out.