Sovereign claims 'world class' graphite

SOVEREIGN Metals says testwork shows expansion ratios for its Malingunde graphite resource “well exceeding” those of peers, potentially paving the way for the company to become a supplier to traditional and future markets.

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High expansion ratios, measured as the volume of expandable graphite produced per gram of graphite product at a specific temperature, are needed for the production of high value graphite foils, paper and knitted tape.

Sovereign managing director Julian Stephens said the results would help Sovereign target traditional markets for its products.

“In this way, we can avoid any risks associated with slower than expected growth in the Li-Ion battery market and avoid the technical and economic risks associated with constructing complex, downstream value-add facilities such as spherical graphite plants,” he said.

Sovereign expects to deliver a maiden resource for Malingunde, in Malawi, in coming weeks, ...