New uses for "wonder material" graphene are popping up left, right and center, most recently in the lithium-ion battery market. But is now the time for investors to get involved?
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Fundamental Research Corp. recently featured Focus Graphite Inc. (TSXV:FMS,OTCQX:FCSMF,FWB:FKC), specifically on the drill Results from 2012 and the start of its pilot plant testing.
The graphite mining sector is saturated with competing junior companies, meaning that those who have developed strategic, long-term partnerships with industrial end users will have a crucial advantage.
India's top graphite producer recently finished battling a mob, while Chinese suppliers narrowly escaped American trade wrath.
There was mixed news this week for the high-value flake graphite market, but production hopefuls are forging ahead.
Chinese companies that survived government-sanctioned mine closures in Hunan province are still making money, while demand for graphite imported by the United States has fallen.
Graphite has become a crucial material in engine design because it is a strong yet lightweight metal.
There are three principle types of natural graphite: amorphous, crystalline flake and lump.
Demand is shifting from amorphous graphite to flake graphite, with growth in this market segment driven by steel and electrode manufacturing.