Graphite processor Superior Graphite is commemorating 100 years of manufacturing graphite and carbon-based solutions for its global customer base. The company has recently announced improved infrastructure investments, new executive appointments, and new software/business analytics to support future growth.

‘Superior Graphite is more than a manufacturer; for 100 years, our customers have trusted us to help them solve problems and conquer new markets with our expert knowledge of graphite solutions,’ claimed Edward O. Carney, president and CEO. ‘As we look ahead to the second century, our partners can feel confident we will continue to apply our deep knowledge of graphite technology to provide more efficiencies, innovation and collaboration.’

The Chicago-based company was found in 1917 as the Superior Flake Graphite Company. In 1925, the company opened its bulk graphite plant in the clearing industrial district of Chicago and in 1977, Superior Graphite opened its first electro-thermal treatment/purification facility in Hopkinsville, Kentucky and later a second such facility in Sundsvall, Sweden in 1994. Its Advanced Materials facility was opened in 1993 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky to add synthesis of beta and processing of alpha silicon carbide to the company’s portfolio. 

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