The Critical Metals Report presented an analysis of the future of graphite from Gareth Hatch, founding principal of Technology Metals Research.
As quoted in the market news:
China dominates production in both REEs and graphite, but not to as dominant a scale when it comes to graphite. It’s closer to 70%, rather than the 95% estimated for REEs. However, most of the market is synthetic graphite. That is how demand from a number of applications has been met to date and that is an important factor in the supply-demand equation. That said, so-called large-flake graphite has become particularly attractive for certain applications, such as battery manufacturing. That could increase the demand for natural graphite sources that contain such flake sizes.
"Did you know graphite is as tough as diamonds, but its unique structure makes it light, soft, and highly resistant to heat as well?"
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