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Superior Graphite Develops Graphite Additive Range for Polymer Market

Published on 2018-06-27. Author : SpecialChem

Superior Graphite has developed a new product line specifically for the Polymer market. In plastics, graphite is used as an additive mainly for improving tribological and conductive characteristics.

Synthetic and Natural Graphite Powders

Graphite additives
Resilient Graphitic (RGC™) Carbons

FormulaPT™ product line includes synthetic and natural graphite powders in non-purified and thermally purified forms, calcined petroleum coke, and unique Resilient Graphitic Carbons (RGC™).

FormulaPT™ products are used in a variety of applications including:

Engineered and high performance thermoplastics

  • Thermoset resins,
  • PTFE 
  • Food contact
  • Coatings
  • Adhesives
  • Sealants
  • Elastomers
  • Electro-Thermal Treatment 

Some FormulaPT™ products are developed using Superior Graphite’s exclusive Electro-Thermal Treatment/Purification Technology that removes organic and inorganic impurities such as quartz, silica, and iron, which could act as abrasives.

Chemical Stability


Thermally purified graphite and graphitic carbons are inert, which offers chemical stability while also significantly increasing thermal and electrical conductivity of polymers. In addition to increasing lubrication by lowering the coefficient of friction (CoF), the company’s proprietary ‘Resilient Carbon’ fillers also reduce wear.

food grade graphite
FormulaPT products meet
EU-food contact regulation

Food Contactibility


FormulaPT™ thermally purified products are designed to meet EU-food contact regulation No. 10/2011. Not all purities of a substance are suitable for food contact, even if no specifications are listed in the Union list of EU Food Contact Regulation. Superior Graphite’s FormulaPT™ products ensure the carbonaceous material is of suitable quality.

Versatile Polymers


Polymers are finding more and more applications in food handling and processing equipment for industries and households. Polymers can potentially replace

  • Metal
  • Lower material cost
  • Provide corrosion resistance

Modified polymers using graphitic materials are suitable for demanding applications that require the materials to be conductive or lubricious. Graphitic modified polymers are an excellent solution for self-lubricating parts in environments that cannot accommodate liquid lubricants.

Resilient Graphitic Carbons


As part of the FormulaPT™ product line, Resilient Graphitic Carbons (RGC™) are unique graphitic materials that exhibit extremely high resiliency, lubricity, and purity. They are very effective in friction modification in advanced technology applications like plain bearings, torque limiters, water meters, and pumps.


Source: Superior Graphite
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