Flexible Graphite Foil

Flexible graphite foil is an excellent sealing material for high temperature, high pressure transfer of liquids, gases, steam, chemicals, and corrosives. Available as graphite foil rolls, graphite sheets, graphite rings, and graphite discs.

Flexible graphite foil is manufactured from high purity, high crystalline natural graphite flakes, which are processed into continuous foil by a special acid and thermal treatment to produce expanded graphite crystals. The expanded graphite crystals are then formed into foil through an extensive calendaring process without any resins and binders.

Advantages of HPMS Graphite Foil
  • Excellent thermal stability and reflectivity.
  • Resistant to low temperature of -200 °C.
  • Resistant to high temperature of 450 °C in air, 700 °C in steam, and 3000 °C in inert or reducing environment.
  • Chemically inert: Resistant to fluids with pH range of 0-14 (except strong oxidizers such as nitric or sulphuric acid).
  • High purity: eliminates potential fluid contamination, an ideal material for nuclear applications.
  • Low coefficient of friction: It is self-lubricating.
  • Asbestos-free: no associated health hazards.
  • Low electrical resistivity and high thermal conductivity.
  • Flexible, compressible, and conformable in shape.
  • Highly anisotropic: the electrical and thermal conductivity characteristics are very different in the direction parallel to and perpendicular to flakes.
  • Excellent in-process longevity: save replacement and downtime costs.
  • High purity and carbon content, starting at 99% carbon minimum.
Applications
  • Graphite Foil is an excellent graphite gasket sheet material, used in the automotive, petroleum and chemical, paper, and nuclear industries.
  • Acts as a thermal barrier at high temperatures to provide outstanding reflectivity.
  • Graphite Foil is used to make bipolar graphite plates in the fuel cell industry.
  • Excellent as Graphite Foil seals for sealing high temperature valves, shafts, and flanges.
  • Excellent linings and protective layer for vessels containing hot or corrosive fluids.
Why buy graphite foil from us?
  1. Excellent Quality

    Quality control begins with strict standards for selecting the flake graphite, which is critical to the final product's quality. Then continues with controlled acid and thermal treatment, all the way through final product testing. The extensive testing throughout the process ensures all key stages of the production are kept within specific tolerance limits. The result is high-quality graphite foil with high strength, high purity, and excellent compressibility. The whole process is ISO 9001 certified.

  2. Wide Selection Ranges

    We offer a full line of graphite foil: homogeneous graphite foil rolls and flexible graphite sheets (width from 2" to 60"), as well as carbon graphite reinforced sheets with stainless steel or perforated stainless steel sheet inserted. Standard rolls are 39.4" x 100'. Nonstandard sizes and grades are also available on request.

  3. Competitive Prices

    Please contact us and request a quote for your product needs so we can demonstrate the potential cost savings to your bottom line.

  4. Superior Customer Service

    We are committed to your complete satisfaction and we strive to provide you with the industry's best service. With HPMS, you can expect prompt responses, personal attention, and on-time delivery.

Typical Properties of HPMS Graphite Foil
Property Unit HPAA Grade HPA Grade HPB Grade
Carbon (minimum) % 99.5 99 99
Ash (maximum) % 0.5 1.0 1.0
Density g/cc 0.7 - 1.5 0.7 - 1.5 0.7 - 1.5
Tensile Strength MPa 5.2 4.5 4.5
Chloride ppm ≤35 ≤40 ≤45
Sulfur ppm ≤500 ≤700 ≤1300
Compressibility % >40 >40 >40
Recovery % >15 >15 >15
Compatible pH Range pH 0 - 14 0 - 14 0 - 14
Application Temperature (In Air) °C -200 to 450 -200 to 450 -200 to 450
Application Temperature (In Steam) °C -200 to 700 -200 to 700 -200 to 700
Application Temperature (In Reducing Environment) °C -200 to 3000 -200 to 3000 -200 to 3000
Comparison Table
HPMS GrafTech Description
Single Layer Material (Rolls or Sheets)
HPAA GRAFOIL® GTA Nuclear Grade
HPA N/A High Purity Grade
HPB GRAFOIL® GTB Industrial Grade
Metal Reinforced Laminates (Sheets)
LMSS30410 N/A .004" 304SS Tang Insert
LMSS31610 GRAFOIL® GHE .004" 316SS Tang Insert
LMTCS GRAFOIL® GHJ Tinplated Carbon Steel Tang Insert
LMSS31605 GRAFOIL® GHR .002" 316SS Foil Insert
LMWM GRAFOIL® GHS 316SS Wire Mesh Inserted
Other Products (Sheets)
LMGF GRAFOIL® GHL Laminated sheet to thickness