Great Lakes Graphite is reporting it has received two new purchase orders for 40 tons of micronized graphite, bringing the total quantity of graphite ordered from the same customer to 340 tons.
Previous orders from the U.S.-based company have been filled and the latest purchase orders are to be fulfilled by the end of 2016.
The company said it has been in discussions with the customer about providing supply over the long term and is looking to emulate its success in other markets.
“Based on these discussions, we believe there is excellent potential to continue growing this relationship,” CEO Paul Gorman said in a release.
“Our customer reports that the products are being well received and intend to expand their use now to additional geographies in which they operate, the U.S. being the largest. They are also in the process of qualifying additional products, which represents even more potential to grow this account further.”
Great Lakes Graphite operates its micronization facility out of Matheson, located 70 kilometres east of Timmins. The facility is owned by Northfil Resources. Great Lakes Graphite has an agreement to use of a portion of the plant and spent the early part of 2016 refurbishing the mill for its use.
Micronized graphite is a superfine material used in a range of specialized products, such as lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles and fuel cells for energy storage.