Graphite Metallizing Corp. of Yonkers, N.Y., is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The company began in 1913 when two engineers developed a method for putting molten metal into carbon to create a new material called GRAPHALLOY®, a graphite/metal alloy. GRAPHALLOY is a proprietary material that has exceptional mechanical, chemical and tribological properties. As a result, it works where traditional bearing materials often fail. In addition to being self-lubricating, GRAPHALLOY withstands high temperatures, performs well under cryogenic conditions, can survive dry running pumps and maintains its integrity even when submerged in hostile liquids. There are more than 150 grades of GRAPHALLOY.
Click here to listen to an interview with Eric Ford, vice president of sales and marketing for Graphite Metallizing Corp. Ford discusses the history of the company, its role in the high-temperature thermal-processing industry and future plans.