Quality issues hamper battery grade graphite in China

Problems with the consistency of flake graphite supply are hampering full capacity utilisation of battery grade graphite in China.

Impurities in spherical graphite – a micronized and purified form of flake graphite – are preventing fringe producers from entering the market in a significant way, dragging down capacity utilisation rates while leading volume producers like China’s BTR New Energy Materials continue to expand output and dominate the market.

Demand is at an all-time high for battery anode material, driven by a surge in full electric and hybrid vehicle production that has seen lithium-ion battery demand significantly increase.

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