Graphite felt is divided into pitch-based graphite felt, polyacrylonitrile-based (PAN-based) graphite felt, and viscose-based graphite felt due to the different selection of original felts. The main purpose is to be used as heat preservation and heat insulation materials for monocrystalline silicon smelting furnaces. In the chemical industry, it can be used as a filter material for high-purity corrosive chemical reagents.
Carbon felt is graphite felt after being treated at a high temperature of over 2000℃ under vacuum or inert atmosphere. The carbon content is higher than that of carbon felt, reaching more than 99%. At the end of the 1960s, graphite felt was already available in the world. Graphite felt is divided into pitch-based, polyacrylonitrile-based graphite felt and viscose-based graphite felt due to the different selection of the original felt.