A dispersion generally is a mixture of at least two substances. A solid substance that is mixed in a liquid is referred to as a suspension. However, the term of graphite dispersion has become common usage.
Graphite Dispersions are used in applications that require a uniform and fine distribution of graphite on the surface of the carrier material. Depending on each individual application, the following dispersion properties are of decisive importance: Sedimentation stability, surface tension, wetting behaviour on different surfaces, adhesive power on different surfaces, drying time, viscosity, pH-value, and ionogenity.
In order to improve the dispersing effect, individual formulas apart from graphite and the dispersion agent (in most cases water) also contain protective colloids, preserving agents, and other additives.
Graphite Dispersions can be individually produced for any application.