Ceramic Industry

Superior Graphite to Increase Production (5/15/07)

May 15, 2007

Superior Graphite has been awarded $3.1 million through an AFRL/Defense Production Act Title III Production Technology Partnership for silicon carbide powder production and ceramic armor manufacturing. The company’s advanced materials plant in Hopkinsville, Ky., will be expanded to accommodate increased silicon carbide powder and ceramic armor tile production. In addition to graphite products, the company produces beta silicon carbide and manufactures value-added alpha silicon carbide. It has become a major supplier of silicon carbide powder for the advanced ceramic industry, including ceramic armor.

Additional information is available at www.superiorgraphite.com.