Research and Markets: Global and Chinese Isostatic Graphite Industry Report, 2012

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Isostatic Graphite Industry Report, 2012" report to their offering.

As a kind of core and essential raw material with high tech content, isostatic graphite is widely used in industries like PV, electrical discharge machining, optical fiber manufacturing and new-type nuclear power. After 2006, the boom of PV industry across the world broke the supply-demand balance of the isostatic graphite market, accelerating the strain of market supply. Against the backdrop, isostatic graphite giants in America, Japan and Europe invested heavily to expand capacity in the aim of cushioning the strain.

In 2011, the worldwide supply gap of isostatic graphite was no more than 1,500 tons. It is estimated that the market will pick up the supply-demand balance in 2012. In this round of expansion of isostatic graphite capacity, China has become a popular investment destination as well as the most important consumer market.

As a global leader in manufacturing industry and the largest PV products producer, China has long been the huge demander for isostatic graphite. With China's skyrocketing development of PV industry in recent years, the demand for isostatic graphite is increasing year by year. However, either the output or the quality of isostatic graphite of China failed to get improved efficiently due to laggard manufacturing technologies, on top of technology lock-in by the foreign counterparts. In 2011, China's demand for isostatic graphite hit 18,000 tons, while the output was no more than 9,500 tons, with the supply gap reaching 8,500 tons.

At present, most Chinese enterprises recently tapping into isostatic graphite business have encountered difficulties such as insufficient technological reserves and unreasonable product mix which are hard to be resolved in the short term. The estimation shows that the supply of high-end isostatic graphite with demanding specification, fine structure in China will remain tight in the coming years.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Overview of Isostatic Graphite

1.1 Profile

1.2 Application

1.3 Industry Chain

2 Development of Global Isostatic Graphite Industry

2.1 Overview

2.2 Production

2.3 Demand

2.4 Competition Pattern

2.5 United States

2.6 Japan

2.7 Germany

2.8 France


3 Development of China Isostatic Graphite Industry

3.1 Development Environment

3.1.1 Policy Environment

3.1.2 Technology Environment

3.2 Supply

3.3 Demand

3.3.1 Demand Volume

3.3.2 Demand Structure

3.4 Import & Export

3.5 Competition Pattern

3.6 Projects under Construction/Planning

3.7 Problems


4 Development of Downstream Industries

4.1 PV Industry

4.1.1 Development Environment

4.1.2 Market Size

4.1.3 Isostatic Graphite Demand

4.2 Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) Industry

4.2.1 Profile

4.2.2 Isostatic Graphite Demand

4.3 Nuclear Power Industry

4.3.1 Profile

4.3.2 Isostatic Graphite Demand


5 Key Enterprises Worldwide

6 Key Enterprises in China

Companies Mentioned

- Baofeng Five-star Graphite

- Fangda Carbon New Material

- GrafTech

- Hemsun High Purity Graphite Technology

- Henan Provincial Special Thermal Engineering Furnace Material


- Liaoning Dahua Glory Special Graphite

- Mersen

- Mersen (Chongqing)



- Pingdingshan Tianbao Carbon


- SINO Steel Jilin Carbon

- Shida Carbon

- Sinosteel Shanghai Advanced Graphite Material


- Tokai Carbon

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