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Global Carbon And Graphite Industry

2. TRENDS & ISSUES II-21Environmental Applications Spur Growth II-21Shift towards Granular Activated Carbon II-21Highly Pure Form of Graphite Gaining Prominence II-21Novel Purification Techniques and Processing Procedures BoostNatural Graphite Applications II-21New Developmental Applications Drive the Market for Heavy-TowCarbon Fibers II-21Advanced Applications Drive Growth II-22Fuel Cells - Offering High Growth Potential II-22Pressure from Environmental Groups II-22Graphite Electrode Pricing Trends II-22

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-23Carbon II-23Properties and Isotopes of Carbon II-23Carbon Compounds II-23Carbon Crystallized from Gas-Fired Process II-23Carbon: Serving the Requirements of Varied Industries II-24Electrical Use of Carbon II-24High-Performance Fibers II-24Carbon Fibers II-24Properties II-25Used with Resins II-25Production II-25Polyacrylonitrile (PAN)-Based Carbon Fibers II-25Oxidative stabilization II-25Carbonization II-25Graphitization II-26Rayon-Based Carbon Fibers II-26Production Stages II-26Pitch-Based Carbon Fibers II-26Production Stages II-26Classification of Carbon Fibers II-27Classification based on properties of carbon fiber: II-27Classification based on precursor fiber materials: II-27Classification based on heat treatment temperature: II-27Applications of Carbon Fiber II-27Emerging Applications of Pitch-Based Carbon Fibers II-28PAN-Based Carbon Fiber: Steady End-Use Demand II-28Carbon/Carbon Composites: A Part of Carbon Fiber II-28Manufacturing Process II-28Carbon/Carbon Composites Extended Applications II-29Chemical Properties of Carbon/Carbon Composites II-29Carbon Matrix Composites (CMC) II-29End-Uses II-29Ballistic Protection Cars II-29Brake Discs II-30Engineered Items II-30Body Armour II-30Merits of Automotive CMC II-30Carbon & Graphite Brushes II-30Carbon Brushes II-30Carbon and Carbon-Graphite Brushes II-31Electro-Graphitic Brushes II-31Natural Graphite Brushes II-31Properties and Applications of Brushes by Type II-31Industry-Wide Applications of Carbon Products II-32Carbon Black II-33Historic Perspective II-33Types of Carbon Black II-33Characterization of Carbon Black II-33Graphite II-34Physical Features II-34Applications/Uses II-35Graphite: One of the Three Forms of Carbon II-35Open Pits and Underground Mines Sources of Graphite II-35End-Use Applications of Graphite II-36Energy Applications of Graphite II-36Expandable Graphite Applications II-36Classification of Graphite II-37Impervious Carbon and Graphite II-37Resin Impregnates Used in Impervious Graphite II-37Applications of Impervious Graphite II-37Artificial Graphite II-38Beneficiation Process II-38Fullerenes II-38Advanced Synthetic Graphite Products II-38Primary Products II-39Machined Specialty Products II-39Grades of Synthetic Graphite II-39ATJ II-39PGW and PGX II-39CS and SLX II-39Expandable or Flexible Graphite II-39Application in Fire Retardants II-39Natural Graphite II-40End-uses of Graphite Specialties II-40Graphite Recycling II-40Graphalloy Contacts II-40Applications of Carbon & Graphite II-41Unique Characteristics of Carbon-Graphite Composites II-42

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