Graphite has a wide range of properties  …

… and applications. Thanks to its mechanical, electrical and thermal advantages, it has become indispensable in the modern industrial spectrum. Its unique crystal structure makes it conductive and intercalable.

It lubricates excellently and is resistant to pressure and temperature as well as acids and alkaline solutions. No other material can be processed so specifically, precisely and individually for its various areas of application.

Remacon standard types overview (typical values)

Natural graphite / synthetic graphite
carbon content:
50% finer than:
90 % finer than:
GS 5
2,5 µm
5,0 µm
GNP 6 / GS 6
> 99.50 %
3.5 µm
6.0 µm
GNP 12 / GS 12
> 99.50 %
7.0 µm
12.0 µm
GNP 30 / GS 30
> 99.50 %
17.0 µm
30.0 µm
GNP 40 / GS 40
> 99.50 %
22.0 µm
40.0 µm

From Southern Germany

to the world

Our high-purity ultrafine graphites are ground to the desired grain fineness in southern Germany with modern, contamination-free air jet mills. Whether in lubricants, in the chemical industry, in modern building materials, in ceramics, as a filler to improve conductivity: Graphites of the GNP and GS series are used worldwide, ranging from Europe to Australia.

High quality, flexible, reliable

Our standard is the highest quality. The selected raw materials are procured globally in a long-standing, reliable network. In addition, we ensure the purity of our products by computer-aided monitoring of grinding processes and regular laboratory analyses. The reliable procurement and production processes are the result of many years of experience.

Useful properties of graphite

Oxidation and thermal shock resistance

Graphite is extremely resistant to oxidation and thermal shock due to its excellent degree of crystallization. Furthermore, the material is resistant to almost all chemical agents.

Excellent conductivity

Graphite is electrically and thermally conductive thanks to the free electrons in its structure. This makes it an excellent raw material for the manufacturing of electrical and electronic components.

Excellent lubricating properties

Graphite has an excellent lubricating effect due to its unique structure. Its crystal lattice forms relatively large gaps between the individual layers. Low binding forces (Van der Waals forces) additionally contribute to the fact that the layers can shift against each other. From lubricating grease to special lubricants in precision engineering, graphite is used in a wide variety of applications.

Formation of intercalation joints

In the areas of accumulators and flame protection, the graphite material stands out due to its high intercalation capability. The specific binding forces between the molecular layers of the material allow certain molecules, such as acids, to be intercalated, which convert it into expandable graphite

Graphite composition

Graphite consists of pure carbon.

Similar to diamond, graphite molecules form a crystal lattice. However, while diamond is arranged cubically, the carbon atoms in graphite form a hexagonal surface structure.

Carbon is one of the most common elements in the solar system.

Its share on earth is about 1.85 billion gigatons. Only 0.1 percent of this is above the earth’s surface. But here, carbon is the basis for organic chemistry and biological life.

The reason being its special ability to form compounds with itself and with other elements and to form new substances. For example, in combination with oxygen it becomes carbonic acid, with hydrogen it becomes fossil fuel and with itself it becomes diamond, fullerene, graphene or graphite.

The mineral carbon ranks sixth in the periodic table.

Its six most important parameters are crystallinity, surface, particle shape, particle size and porosity. The application form of graphite depends largely on the combination of these parameters in its

Production of graphite

Nowadays, natural graphite is mainly extracted in Asia (China). Other notable deposits can be found in Canada, Brazil, India and on the African continent. In Europe there are only a few active mining areas left, which are located in Ukraine, Norway and Austria.

Thousands of tons of this versatile natural mineral raw material are extracted daily both in open pit and underground mines. Our GNP series is based on high purity natural graphite.

Besides natural graphite, graphite is also produced on a synthetic basis. When carbonaceous materials (coke, coal, pitch) are graphitized, synthetic graphite is produced by heating them under vacuum at about 3,000 °C. This is mainly used to produce graphite electrodes. High-purity synthetic graphite serves as the raw material for our GS series.

These raw materials are selected depending on the required carbon content and the crystal structure.

RMC Remacon uses its many years of experience to select the appropriate raw materials. Further processing takes place in steel air mills that enable homogeneous, contamination-free, linear grinding. The finest standard types are defined by a fineness grade of 90% less than 6 µm.

In addition, special types and homogeneous mixtures (premixes) can be produced. These correspond exactly to the user’s specifications and are ready for immediate use.  

RMC Remacon

Located in Bad Säckingen on the Hochrhein, RMC Remacon today supplies technical grades of carbon all over the world. Our customers include both small and medium-sized companies as well as globally operating, large corporations. In the end, our fenestrated graphite is turned into high-tech lubricants and lubricating greases, additives for the chemical industry, modern building materials, ceramics or fillers to improve conductivity. Our consultants have extensive expertise about the possible applications of graphite. We will be pleased to advise you on the optimum product for your needs.


Consulting & Contact

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RMC Remacon GmbH
Hugo-Herrmann-Str. 15
79713 Bad Säckingen

Phone. +49 7761 939 930