Graphite shortage

Graphite shortage

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:16 pm

http://www.beatthemarketstockpicks.com/ ... -2012.html

Does this change our neck of the woods and can it be made from anthracite???
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Re: Graphite shortage

PostBy: Dennis On: Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:39 pm

Wonder if they will have the same mining regulations put on them as coal has.
Or will they be more relaxed since the graphite will be used for green jobs.
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Re: Graphite shortage

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:12 pm

I just wonder if they can use the graphite that's basically a by-product of iron & steel making, the blast furnaces produce a lot & the BOF for steel process produces even more & is more or less a waste product. We always considered it a safety hazard, slippery & dirty as all get out & a real pain to try to weld on something with it all around.
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Re: Graphite shortage

PostBy: steamup On: Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:07 pm

Graphite can be made from Coke.

St. Mary's, Pa. once was called the Carbon capital of the world.

http://www.stmaryschamber.org/update/industry.shtml

Here is a company still in business

http://www.cgelectrodes.com/ourstory.html
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Re: Graphite shortage

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:00 pm

I have seen that type of electrode But never knew where they were made, St. Mary's has a pretty good beer as well Straub.
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