StratMin Global Resources Plc

This booming demand will require more than a doubling of current global graphite production to meet the needs of traditional markets like North America and Europe, as well as such emerging markets as China, India, Russia and Brazil. Fortunately, graphite reserves are present around the world, though many sites would require several years of development and significant investment to begin production.

Technology Metals Research co-founder
Jack Lifton, 2012

Why graphite?

Graphite has the highest natural strength and stiffness of any material known today.
  • It is one of the lightest of all reinforcing agents and has high natural lubricity that helps makes it an important ingredient in advanced technology manufacturing
  • The long term growth potential of large flake graphite in the electric car battery as well as aerospace, sensor and solar industries, will drive demand for this unique resource
  • The UK is at the forefront of the graphite industry with a world-leading, £70m research and development facility, currently being formed at the University of Manchester
Graphite is used in a number of growing sectors…
  • applications with lithium ion batteries, notably used 
    in electric vehicles, and
  • mobile electronics, solar PV cells, brake linings, refractories, foundry facing and lubricants