The applications of flake graphite are divided into two parts:
- Primary - Particle size graded normal purity range products - These are conventional grades used in industrial applications and as the input material for downstream processing.
- Downstream - Specially processed value added flake graphite products - expandable graphite, high purity graphite, micronised graphite and spherical graphite
The three main variables determining the product type and the end application of flake graphite are its flake size, purity and downstream processing (if any). The various processes, products and their end applications are described in the chart below: