Graphite Market News Directory

China the Top Graphite Exporter in 2014′s First Five Months

Writing for InvestorIntel, Hongpo Shen reported that China was the world's top graphite exporter during the first five months of 2014, sending out 52,137 tons of flake graphite. That volume has some hoping the Asian nation will impose quotas on its exports of the metal.

Scientists Use Lithium to Make New Type of Graphite Sheet

The Daily Fusion reported that using lithium, scientists at the University of Maryland Energy Research Center and Australia's Monash University have made a graphite sheet that is transparent and highly conductive. It could be used in solar cells, flexible displays and touchscreens.

Graphene Challenges Heat Conduction Laws for Extended Materials

R&D Magazine reported yesterday that according to scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research and the National University of Singapore, graphene's thermal conductivity diverges in relation to sample size. That "challenges the fundamental laws of heat conduction for extended materials."

Beware Graphene Fraud, Says the UK’s FCA

Proactive Investors UK reported that concerns are beginning to surface that a "bubble is forming around shares in graphene groups." Further, the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has noted that the graphene space is becoming an arena for fraudulent activity.