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Global artificial graphite market trend 2024-2028 What you should know about artificial graphite by Newsmapachili

The US President recently said the conflict between Russia and Ukraine had driven up the prices of all the world's major food staples, including wheat, corn, barley, oilseeds and edible oils, and that Russia and Ukraine together supplied more than 25% of the world's wheat exports and about 20% of its barley exports. 

To address the food shortage, the Biden administration says it plans to increase the number of counties eligible for insurance for double cropping. Double cropping is when farmers grow two different crops a year on the same field. 

Under Biden's plan, the number of counties eligible for two-season crop insurance would increase by 681, for a total of 1,935. 

The UN has warned that up to 1.7bn people are "highly exposed" to the domino effect of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine on the global food, energy, and financial systems.  The agency says conflict could increase hunger in countries where people are already suffering from malnutrition.

Even countries where food is less scarce are being hit by rising prices. U.S. grocery prices rose 1% in April, compared with a 10.8% increase over the past 12 months, the Labor Department said recently.

According to the White House, global food prices have risen nearly 13 percent since the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. 

Besides, affected by the ever-changing international situation, the supply and prices of international bulk artificial graphite are still very uncertain.

Artificial graphite, is similar to polycrystals in crystallography. There are many kinds of artificial graphite, and the production process is very different.

In a broad sense, all graphite materials obtained by carbonization of organic matter and then by high temperature treatment of graphitization can be collectively referred to as artificial graphite, such as carbon (graphite) fibers, pyrolytic carbon (graphite), foamed graphite, etc.

In a narrow sense, artificial graphite usually refers to the use of carbonaceous raw materials (petroleum coke, pitch coke, etc.) with low impurity content as aggregates, coal tar pitch, etc. as binders. Bulk solid materials prepared by processes such as roasting) and graphitization, such as graphite electrodes, isostatic graphite, etc.

There are many forms of artificial graphite, including powder, fiber and block, while artificial graphite in the narrow sense is usually block, which needs to be processed into a certain shape when used. It can be regarded as a multiphase material, including graphite phase converted from carbonaceous particles such as petroleum coke or pitch coke, graphite phase converted from coal tar binder surrounding the particles, particle packing or coal tar tar binder The pores formed after heat treatment, etc. Generally speaking, the higher the heat treatment temperature, the higher the degree of graphitization. The degree of graphitization of industrially produced artificial graphite is usually less than 90%.

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Compared with natural graphite, artificial graphite has weaker heat transfer performance, electrical conductivity, lubricity and plasticity, but artificial graphite also has the advantages of better wear resistance, corrosion resistance and low permeability than natural graphite.

The raw materials for making artificial graphite mainly include petroleum coke, needle coke, pitch coke, coal tar, carbon microspheres, etc.; its downstream products mainly include graphite electrodes, prebaked anodes, isostatic graphite, high-purity graphite, nuclear graphite, thermal switch, etc.

The application of artificial graphite products is mainly reflected in the following aspects:

1. Graphite electrode: a graphite electrode made of petroleum coke and needle coke as raw materials and coal tar as a binder, which is calcined, batched, kneaded, pressed, roasted, graphitized and machined. The electric arc is used to release electric energy to heat and melt the charge, which is widely used in electric furnace steel, industrial silicon, yellow phosphorus and other equipment.

2. Prebaked anode: It is made of petroleum coke as raw material and coal pitch as binder. It is made by calcining, batching, kneading, pressing, roasting, dipping, graphitization and machining. It is generally used for the electrical conductivity of electrolytic aluminum equipment. anode.

3. Bearings, sealing rings: equipment for conveying corrosive media, piston rings, sealing rings and bearings made of artificial graphite are widely used, and there is no need to add lubricating oil during operation.

4. Heat exchangers and filters: Artificial graphite has the characteristics of corrosion resistance, good thermal conductivity and low permeability. It is widely used in the chemical industry to make heat exchangers, reaction tanks, absorption towers, filters and other equipment.

5. Special graphite: using high-quality petroleum coke as raw material, coal tar or synthetic resin as binder, through raw material preparation, batching, kneading, tableting, crushing, re-kneading, molding, multiple roasting, multiple impregnation and purification and graphitization and machining, generally including isostatic graphite, nuclear graphite, high-purity graphite, etc., used in aerospace, electronics, and nuclear industries.

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As the duration of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine grows, its impact on commodities is widening amid the tug-of-war. Recently, European and American sanctions against Russia have been issued one after another. In response, Russia has taken advantage of its role as an important supplier of many energy and commodities, requiring exports of commodities, including energy, grain, metal, and wood, to "unfriendly" countries to be settled in robles. Therefore, it is expected that the price of the artificial graphite will continue to increase.  


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