Graphite electrodes manufacturers
By:Win Nov 09, 2020
Compared with the world super high power graphite electrode market, the graphite electrode made in China has been widely recognized by steel mills. However, this situation is changing. The Dancarbon 700mm UHP graphite electrode has been used in steel mills in Japan and other countries, and 800mm UHP graphite electrode has been developed and manufactured.
Graphite electrodes manufacturers in world
The world's graphite electrode manufacturers mainly include Fangda, Jitan and Dancarbon of China, UCAR of the United States, UCAR, India HEG, Japan TOKAI, German SGL.
By 2019, the consumption of graphite electrode in the world (except China) is always greater than the production. In 2019, the consumption of graphite electrode in the world (except China) is 890,000 tons, but the production is only 710,000 tons. So the gap between production and consumption is filled by Chinese exports of graphite electrodes.
With the recovery of China's steel industry, there is a strong demand for graphite electrode for eAF steelmaking. As of October 2020, 71 eAF steel mills in China have an average operating rate of 70%. This will consume 60% of the graphite electrode production of Chinese graphite electrode manufacturers. So the recent graphite electrode price is slowly rising trend.
With the coming of the graphite electrode consumption procurement period next year, the graphite electrode fourth quarter is expected to be good, the Middle East, Russia and South Korea region orders increased.
Top graphite electrode manufacturers
GrafTech International was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Parma, Ohio, US. The company’s product offering includes graphite electrodes, refractory systems, advanced composite materials, needle coke products, and advanced graphite materials.
• Dan Carbon
Dan Carbon was founded in 1994, located in Dandong City, Liaoning Province, northeast of China. As a professional graphite electrode manufacturer in China, the company mainly provides graphite electrodes for usage in electric arc furnace (EAF) steel production. Those products also are used to refining steels in ladle furnaces as well as in other smelting furnaces. Dan Carbon specializes in producing graphite electrode of three grades, RP (regular power), HP (high power) and UHP (ultar-high power) , with diameters of 200 mm to 700 mm.
• SGL Carbon
SGL Carbon, together with its subsidiaries, is a manufacturer of carbon and graphite products. It supplies carbon-based products to a wide range of industries from traditional industrial sectors to new future high-growth areas.
• Showa Denko Carbon
Provides graphite electrode and granular graphite for use in EAF for steel production. performance. These graphite products are used for variety of industrial applications, like for automotive friction materials and EAF steel production.
HEG Ltd, a premier company of this group, is today India’s leading graphite electrode manufacturer.
• Kaifeng Carbon
Kaifeng Pingmei New Carbon Materials Technology Co., Ltd is located at East Industry Area, Kaifeng, Henan Province. The company mainly manufactures ultra high power (UHP) graphite electrodes and nipples with diameters of 500mm (20”), 550mm (22”), 600mm (24”), 700mm (28”).
• Fangda Carbon
Fangda Carbon New Materials Technology Co., LTD. (hereinafter referred to as Fangda Carbon) is a Shanghai listed company (600516) specializing in the production and sales of graphite electrodes and carbon products.
• Tokai Carbon
Tokai Carbon has dedicated to develop Carbon products that are indispensable to various industries for more than a century as a comprehensive carbon manufacturer. In no particular order, the above list is for reference only.