The #Graphite fix: Inside #China’s newest commodity addiction

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#China’s aggressive environmental protection campaign has tightened supplies of #Graphite electrodes used in steelmaking, boosting the fortunes of big producers like Fangda Carbon as mills search far and wide for a material now in short supply.

#Beijing’s campaign for clearer skies has closed thousands of mills and mines producing low-quality steel and coal, and makers of electrodes, particularly those near big cities, have not been spared.

Read more at: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-steel-graphiteelectrode/the-graphite-fix-inside-chinas-newest-commodity-addiction-idUSKCN1BW0S2

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