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Park Center Drive I

Suite 300

6100 Oak Tree Boulevard

Independence, OH 44131

United States

Phone: 216-676-2000

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GrafTech International Ltd. manufactures a range of graphite electrodes, products essential to the production of electric arc furnace (EAF) steel and various other ferrous and nonferrous metals. The company holds approximately 713 issued and pending patent applications. Segments The company’s segments include Industrial Materials and Engineered Solutions. Industrial Materials This segment manufactures and delivers graphite electrodes, refractory products and needle coke products, as well as provides customer technical services. The company is global supplier of carbon, semi-graphitic and graphite refractory hearth linings for blast and submerged arc furnaces used to produce iron and ferroalloys. Additionally, the company, through its Seadrift Coke L.P. (Seadrift) subsidiary, produces petroleum needle coke. Needle coke is the key raw material in the manufacture of the graphite electrodes used in melting operations. Petroleum needle coke, a crystalline form of carbon derived from decant oil, is used in the production of graphite electrodes. The company’s Needle coke production allows it to be the only vertically integrated graphite electrode manufacturer. The company provides a substantial portion of its needle coke requirements. Graphite Electrode Products: Graphite electrodes are consumed primarily in EAF steel production, the steel making technology used by all mini-mills. Graphite electrodes are also consumed in the refining of steel in ladle furnaces and in other smelting processes, such as production of titanium dioxide. Electrodes act as conductors of electricity in the furnace, generating heat to melt scrap metal, iron ore or other raw materials used to produce steel or other metals. The electrodes are consumed in the course of that production. EAF steel production requires significant heat (as high as 5,000° F) to melt the raw materials in the furnace, primarily scrap metal. Heat is generated as electricity (as much as 150,000 amps) passes through the electrodes and creates an electric arc between the electrodes and the raw materials. Refractory Products: The company manufactures carbon and semi-graphite, HotPressed refractory bricks, as well as other graphite and carbon refractory blocks, all of which are used primarily for their durability in very demanding high temperature melting environments. Common applications are in blast furnaces and submerged arc furnaces for ferroalloy production include cooling courses in the hearth bottoms for heat distribution and removal, backup linings in hearth walls for improved heat transfer and lintels over copper coding plates where a single brick cannot span the cooling plate. In manufacturing the HotPressed bricks, GrafTech uses a proprietary carbon making process. Petroleum Needle Coke and Coke Products: The company produces petroleum needle coke, which is the key raw material in the manufacture of graphite electrodes which are consumed in EAF steel production. Petroleum needle coke, a crystalline form of carbon derived from decant oil is used primarily in the production of graphite electrodes. Graphite electrode producers combine petroleum or pitch needle coke with pitch binders and other ingredients to form graphite electrodes. Engineered Solutions This segment offers advanced graphite materials; advanced composite materials; advanced electronics technologies; and advanced materials. Advanced Graphite Materials: The company manufactures extruded and molded graphite blocks weighing up to 10 metric tons and machined graphite parts used in many applications, including metallurgy, high-temperature industrial, and alternative energy applications. In addition, the company produces a line of high temperature (> 1200C) insulation for induction furnaces, high temperature vacuum furnaces, direct solidification furnaces and other high temperature furnace applications. Advanced graphite materials are highly engineered synthetic graphite products used in many areas due to their properties and the ability to tailor them to specific solutions. These products are used in transportation, alternative energy, metallurgical, chemical, oil and gas exploratio

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