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Synonyms for graphite

used as a lubricant and as a moderator in nuclear reactors

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Demand for natural graphite is shifting from amorphous to flake and synthetic graphite, particularly for large flake and high-purity grades.
Over 70 flake graphite projects are under development outside China, which in total have the potential to add 200,000tpy to global capacity by 2016.
World natural graphite production is growing and is now split into 55% flake and 45% amorphous output.
Synthetic graphite production is also increasing for use in specialist applications.
Demand for natural flake graphite will continue to be driven by growth in refractories, which accounted for nearly 60% of flake consumption in 2011.
How the metal reacts to the inoculation additives determines the graphite forms in the solidified iron matrix.
Even after solidification, graphite can continue to grow slightly in volume as the solubility of carbon in austenite is reduced and the rejected carbon migrates to existing flakes or nodules.
Inoculation compnesates for this by providing graphite flakes of more uniform shape and size throughout the casting.
The longer period encourages graphite nucleation and graphite flake growth.
The carefully-timed infusion of inoculant elements assures that predetermined metallographic characteristics are met because graphite form and structure are a function of metal chemistry, temperature, cooling rate and the inoculant effectiveness.
Exhibit 3: Market Structure of Global Graphite Market
Exhibit 7: Global Graphite Market 2012-2016 (US$ billion)
Exhibit 8: Segmentation of Global Graphite Market by Type of Graphite 2012
Exhibit 9: Segmentation of Global Graphite Market by Type of Graphite 2012-2016 (percentage)
Exhibit 10: Global Natural Graphite Market 2012-2016 (US$ billion)