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Metallurgical Industries

Graphite's low thermal expansion, high dimensional stability and high thermal shock resistance are just some of the properties that are essential in metallurgical applications.  When GrafTech™ graphite products come in contact with metals at high temperature, they can take the heat!

 

Graphite Electrodes for Steelmaking

GrafTech offers cost effective, premium quality electrodes designed and engineered for the demands of today's modern, high productivity melt shops.  You can select from a full range of diameters, lengths and joint designs to provide high column strength and low column performance in every furnace configuration.

 

Refractory Systems

For more than 40 years, we have been providing the most successful blast furnace linings in the world.  Now GrafTech has set a new standard for lining life in the ferroalloy industry with the ChillKote™ lining concept.  Our customers benefit with safer, longer and more productive campaigns.  GrafTech's Refractory Systems Customer Technical Service can help you choose the right product for your application and can offer other value added services.

 

Advanced Graphite Materials

Covering a wide range of end applications, GrafTech™ advanced graphite materials are ideal for the most demanding situations.  Extruded and molded materials are the most common in this area where properties such as thermal shock resistance are key.  Among the uses for our products in this field include:

  • Molds and parts used in single crystal and investment casting
  • Heater rods and contacts for holding furnaces
  • Continuous casting dies
  • Crucibles and process equipment for reduction and melting operations
  • Rotors, impellers and other parts for liquid metal transfer and degassing
  • Run-out tables and guides for aluminum extrusion
  • Sidewall blocks
  • Casting rings

 

GrafTech™ Graphite Powders

GrafTech™ graphite powders are available in a wide range of size distributions for use in an array of specialized applications. Our powders portfolio covers a range of products that include Primary Synthetic, Secondary Synthetic, and Natural Graphite-based materials.

Value Added Services

GrafTech's customer technical service can help you choose the right product for your application and can offer other value added services.