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Company name: Graftech International

Company name: Graftech
Category: Graphite electrodes.
Business location: Ohio, USA

Expertise: Graphite electrodes.
Keywords: Ultra-high power (UHP) graphite electrodes
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Telephone: +1 216-676 2000

Other information: GrafTech is a world leader in graphite material science with more than 125 years of experience in the carbon and graphite industry. The firm employs approximately 1300 people; manufactures products on four continents; and works with customers in over 70 countries.

Graftech supplies high electrical conductivity UCAR© graphite electrodes for electric arc steelmaking and ladle furnace operations.

In August 2015, GrafTech International became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

Recent news
  • 2021: Announces secondary offering of common stock by existing stockholder.
  • 2020: Launches $500M secured debt offering.
  • 2018: GrafTech begins trading on NYSE.
  • 2017: Sells NeoGraf and Advanced Graphite Materials divisions in order to focus on graphite electrode and petroleum coke business.
  • 2015: Acquired by Brookfield Asset Management.
  • 2010: Acquires Seadrift Coke, a manufacturer of petroleum coke.
  • 2010: Opens 6,000-square-foot multimedia learning center at its Parma office, for employee training.
  • 2002: Changes company name from UCAR Carbon to GrafTech.
  • 2002: The firm is fined $110 million by the United States Department of Justice; and (with others) fined ~ Euro 50 million by the European Commission for involvement in an international price fixing cartel with seven other firms in the market for graphite electrodes. The other 7 companies included SGL Carbon, Le Carbone-Lorraine, Ibiden Co Ltd, Tokai Carbon, Toyo Tanso Co, Nippon Steel Chemical Co Ltd, and Intech EDM. GrafTech International, which was found liable for the infringement, benefited from a 100% reduction in its fine because it revealed the cartel's existence to the Commission and provided decisive evidence on the operation of the cartel.

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