Graphite is a crystalline allotrope of carbon that comes in an amorphous, flake-like, or platelet shape. It is found naturally as a mineral but a synthetic version can also be created through the heat-treatment of petroleum products. There are various uses of graphite, such as use in battery anodes, which are commonly used in the lithium-ion batteries of electric cars. It is also used in high-temperature casting and lubrication applications, and it has a hardness of 1-2 Mohs. It is also very conductive of electricity and has a high resistance to changes due to temperature.
Hosokawa Custom Processing Systems has ACM milling Systems capable of processing graphite to create powders with a particle size distribution of 5-25 µm. HCPS also has AFG jet milling systems capable of the fine grinding of graphite; with a particle size distribution range of 1-5 µm. Hosokawa also has applications that can alter the shape of the particles of graphite.