Graftech Inc. Announces Completion of Phase One Test of Canadian Natural Graphite Flake Deposit.Business Editors
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 7, 2001
Graftech Inc., a subsidiary of UCAR UCAR University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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The next phase in development will be to test a large-scale sample of Lac Knife materials, which is scheduled to begin later this year. Additional evaluations, leading to preliminary extraction and processing design, will take place in a third phase, following the large sample testing.
The Lac Knife deposit is expected to be an excellent source of high-quality, low cost natural graphite flake for the manufacture of GRAFCELL(TM) advanced flexible graphite materials for flow field plates, a key component of proton exchange membrane A proton exchange membrane (PEM) is a semipermeable membrane generally made from ionomers and designed to conduct protons while being impermeable to gases such as oxygen or hydrogen. fuel cells, as well as for eGRAF(TM) products for thermal management for computer and electronic applications.
"We are pleased with the results of the study," commented John Wetula, Graftech's President. "We entered into a sourcing agreement with Mazarin, Inc., (TSE See Tokyo Stock Exchange.
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MAZ Minskiy Avtomobilnyi Zavod (Minsk, Bielorussia) ) a natural resource company specializing in the mining and processing of industrial materials, last year in order to ensure a high quality supply of natural graphite flake to meet Graftech's growth opportunities. Study results put us on track to meet this key milestone in our supply chain initiatives, which are an important driver of our strategy to commercialize proprietary technologies into high growth markets."
After completion of the full study, Graftech has the option to commence commercial production of the deposit with Mazarin, obtain a controlling interest controlling interest
The ownership of a quantity of outstanding corporate stock sufficient to control the actions of the firm. Controlling interest often involves ownership of significantly less than 51% of a firm's outstanding stock because many owners fail in the Mazarin subsidiary which owns the deposit, and purchase the entire production of natural graphite flake from the deposit. At full capacity, the Lac Knife deposit should produce about 50,000 tons of flake graphite per year, which would make it one of the largest sources of graphite flake in the world.
Graftech produces expandable graphite flake and flexible graphite, which it sells under the trade names GRAFOIL(R), GRAFGuard(R), GRAFSHIELD(TM), and GRAFCELL(TM). Flexible graphite is used in gasket and other sealing applications for internal combustion engines Internal combustion engine
A prime mover, the fuel for which is burned within the engine, as contrasted to a steam engine, for example, in which fuel is burned in a separate furnace. and in pipe flanges and process equipment used in the petrochemical and chemical industry. Flexible graphite is also used in high temperature furnaces and for heat dissipation Noun 1. heat dissipation - dissipation of heat
chilling, cooling, temperature reduction - the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature in electronic applications. Graftech is exploring alternative natural graphite technologies, including thermal applications in computers and other electronic devices, fire protection applications in construction and building materials Building materials used in the construction industry to create .
These categories of materials and products are used by and construction project managers to specify the materials and methods used for . , energy applications in batteries and supercapacitors, and heat management applications in insulation for industrial furnaces.
Graftech Inc. develops and manufactures flexible graphite for gasket and sealing applications, for use in the manufacture of flow field plates for proton exchange membrane fuel cells, for thermal applications in computer and other electronic devices, fire protection applications, energy management applications in devices such as batteries and supercapacitors, and furnace applications. GRAFCELL(TM) and eGraf(TM) are trademarks of Graftech Inc.
UCAR International Inc. is the world's largest manufacturer of graphite and carbon electrodes Electrodes
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Arc furnaces range in size from small units of approximately one ton capacity (used in foundries for producing cast iron products) up to about 400 ton units used for secondary , the steelmaking technology used by all "mini-mills," and for refining steel in ladle furnaces. Carbon electrodes are consumed in the manufacture of silicon metal. Cathodes are used in the production of aluminum. UCAR also manufactures other graphite and carbon products.
NOTE: This news release contains forward-looking statements forward-looking statement
A projected financial statement based on management expectations. A forward-looking statement involves risks with regard to the accuracy of assumptions underlying the projections. as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA) implemented several significant substantive changes affecting certain cases brought under the federal securities laws, including changes related to pleading, discovery, liability, class representation and awards fees and of 1995. These include statements about such matters as future demand for flexible graphite, future supply of natural graphite flake, future development, quality, production and uses of natural graphite flake from an undeveloped deposit, future operational and financial performance of various businesses, strategic plans and programs, impacts of supply chain and technology projects, and future costs and business opportunities. We have no duty to update such statements. Actual future events and circumstances (including future performance, results and trends) could differ materially from those set forth in these statements due to various factors. These factors include the possibility that the studies may not lead to the results anticipated, announced additions to capacity for producing flexible graphite may not occur, fuel cells and other commercial applications for flexible graphite may not become viable or accepted in the marketplace or may use substitute materials, the deposit may not render the supply of useable graphite flake currently anticipated, the occurrence of unanticipated events or circumstances relating to relating to relate prep → concernant
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1. To put back into proper order or alignment.
2. To make new groupings of or working arrangements between. , strategic alliance, supply chain, technology development, restructuring, joint venture, operating, capital, rationalization, integration or other projects, changes in currency exchange rates, charges in market interest rates, changes in the business, prospects, results of operations or financial conditions of Graftech or UCAR, changes in our need for or availability of funds, failure to satisfy conditions or milestones to Graftech's alliance or development projects with Ballard, or changes in global or regional economic and competitive conditions, changes in market energy and petroleum costs, technological developments, and other risks and uncertainties, including those detailed in UCAR's filings with the SEC. The statements contained in this news release shall not be deemed to constitute an admission as to any liability in connection with any claim or lawsuit. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities.
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