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The reason for the rise in graphite electrode price is low carbon graphite

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The reason for the rise in graphite electrode price is low carbon graphite

Release date:2016-08-04 Author: Click:

Graphite electrode is mainly in the petroleum coke and needle coke, coal tar pitch as binder, calcination, mixing, kneading, pressing, baking and graphitization, and made the processing machine, is a conductor in an electric arc furnace to form arc release electricity for heating and melting of the charge, according to the quality index level, can is divided into ordinary power, high power and ultra high power.

In addition to price factors, what other factors contributed to the rise in the price of graphite electrodes? The following by low carbon graphite manufacturers to introduce you

First, the lower demand for steel prices

Graphite electrode is mainly from petroleum coke and needle coke, coal tar pitch as binder, calcination, mixing, kneading, pressing, baking and graphitization, and made the processing machine, mainly used in electric arc furnace, mineral hot furnace, resistance furnace, steel with graphite electrode accounted for about 70% of total amount of graphite electrode to 80%.

2016, the impact of the downturn in the steel smelting, carbon enterprises overall decline in benefits. According to China's carbon industry statistics, China's total sales of graphite electrodes fell by 4.59%, the first ten major graphite electrode enterprises total loss of 222 million yuan. Carbon Companies in order to keep market share and big fight "price war", graphite electrode sales price decline is far greater than the decline in the magnitude of the cost.

The situation reversed this year. With the deepening of the reform of the supply side, the steel industry continued to pick up, coupled with the country to conduct a thorough clean-up remediation of land of steel and medium frequency furnace, resulting surge in demand for electric furnace steel enterprises, so as to drive the graphite electrode demand, estimated annual demand of 600 thousand tons.

At present, the capacity of graphite electrode in China more than 10 thousand tons of the more than 40 enterprises, the total production capacity of 1 million 100 thousand tons, but this year, affected by environmental inspectors, Hebei, Shandong and Henan Province, graphite electrode production enterprises in limited production, production, expected annual output of about 500 thousand tons of graphite electrode.

The market gap of about 100 thousand tons will not be solved if enterprises increase production capacity." Ning Qingcai said, graphite electrode products production cycle is generally more than two or three months, superimposed stocking cycle, so the short-term is difficult to peatlands.

Carbon enterprises cut production, shut down, steel demand is increasing, resulting in graphite electrodes become a market tight goods, and its prices all the way up, the current market prices compared to January this year, has risen by 2.5 times. Some steel enterprises in order to get the goods, had to pay in advance.

Low carbon graphite

Two, the price of raw materials, as the main raw material of the graphite electrode, the needle coke prices rose the most, the highest day soared 67%, six months or more than 300%. It is understood that the needle coke accounted for more than 70% of the total cost of the graphite electrode, the ultra high power graphite electrode material is composed entirely of needle coke, each producing 1 tons of ultra high power graphite electrode need to consume 1.05 tons of coke.

Needle coke can also be used in lithium batteries, nuclear power, aerospace and other fields, both at home and abroad are scarce products, most of China's dependence on imports, the price is high. In order to ensure the production of graphite electrodes, enterprises have led to panic buying, coke prices continued to increase.


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