International Graphite Limited is rapidly moving forward with its plans to be one of the first producers of battery anode material (BAM) in Australia. The company is moving ahead with critical development decisions, including establishment of a graphite micronising and foils plant, in Collie, Western Australia, and to develop the BAM production technology it has been working on for several years.
International Graphite’s micronising and foil plant will produce a range of graphite products for industrial uses, including fire retardant building materials. Research and development equipment for the BAM pilot plant is scheduled to arrive mid-year, with sample product for end-user qualification anticipated by the end of 2021.
Wings Public Relations is working with the International Graphite leadership team to provide media liaison support and secure media coverage.
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