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Manufacturers Meet with Administration's Top Intellectual Property Official

National Association of Manufacturers   National Association of Manufacturers

Discuss Solutions to Combat the Growing Problem of Intellectual Property Theft Overseas to Protect JobsCHICAGO, Ill., October 8, 2010 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) hosted U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel in Illinois today. Manufacturers talked with Espinel about the challenges of and solutions for protecting intellectual property rights. Manufacturers continue to face a growing threat of product counterfeiting and piracy around the world, especially in China. Intellectual property theft overseas continues to harm U.S. exports and negatively impact manufacturers' ability to create jobs.

"Each day manufacturers fall victim to counterfeiting and intellectual property theft that amounts to billions in losses and costs us jobs," said NAM Vice President of International Economic Affairs Frank Vargo. "We commend Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel for her leadership on this issue and for visiting manufacturers and listening to their many concerns about intellectual property theft."

Manufacturers hosted Espinel at Illinois Tool Works (ITW), CNH (Case New Holland) and Superior Graphite in Illinois where she toured the manufacturing facilities and participated in roundtable discussions with manufacturers from the area. Manufacturers raised the many growing challenges product counterfeiting and piracy pose to their companies and the potential measures that can be taken to stop intellectual property theft.

"Our government's promotion and enforcement of strong intellectual property rights protections are critical to the continued growth, competitiveness and success of manufacturing in the United States," said ITW Vice President of Intellectual Property and NAM Intellectual Property Task Force Chairman Mark Croll. "The loss of intellectual property in other markets poses a very serious risk to U.S. export growth. We look forward to continuing to work with the Administration and Congress on solutions to combat this very serious issue for manufacturers."

The NAM has outlined measures to address intellectual property theft and piracy in its "Blueprint to Double Exports in Five Years". To view the NAM blueprint, visit

The NAM has also created an International Intellectual Property Task Force, comprising large and small member companies working for a more effective and aggressive U.S. approach to fighting international counterfeiting and piracy.

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Benefits of RGC materials as seen in Compounding World September 2010

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of the addition of different amounts of resilient graphitic carbon (RGC ) and isotropic graphitic carbon (IGC ) on the friction and wear properties of PA 66. Both RGC and IGC were compounded into PA 66 in two different amounts (5 and 10 vol %). The tribological performances were compared to typical values of two synthetic graphites. In order to attribute observed differences directly to the individual grades, no other additives or friction modifiers such as carbon fibre or PTFE were added.

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New Surface Modification Technology for Oilfield Market

Superior Graphite is proud to announce a new patent protected surface modification technology for the Oilfield Market. This technology was highlighted in the 2010 Spring/Summer issues of Houston Driller distributed by the American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE). Developed to meet market needs, Superior Graphite's research scientists and engineers have developed a process to impart graphitic properties to non-graphitic materials. The graphitic coatings can be custom engineered to meet specific requirements such as hardness, acidic dissolution, and morphological design.

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AABC 2010

National Association of Manufacturers  

Advanced Automotive Battery Conference
Omni Orlando Convention Resort, Orlando FL
May 17 - 21, 2010

Superior Graphite is excited to participate in the 10th International Advanced Automotive Battery Conference at the Omni Orlando Resort, ORLANDO, FLORIDA on May 17-21, 2010. International Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC) is the industry's foremost international forum for advanced automotive batteries, where international automakers, their suppliers and related stakeholders meet to mingle and discuss the latest in energy storage technology progress and market direction. No other advanced automotive battery industry program provides a more complete exposure to products and services.

Superior Graphite will feature its FormulaBT® energy-grade graphite/carbon product line in energy marketplace. Combined with a variety of milling and surface treatment techniques and processes, FormulaBT® provides the market with superior performance Li-ion battery anode materials, with excellent high-rate capability, high electric conductivity, high capacity, low irreversible loss, high stability and excellent adhesion to the substrate, and electric/thermal conductivity additives.

Please visit us located in Booth 414. For additional information on 10th International Advanced Automotive Battery Conference, please visit:

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Forge Fair 2010

Sure Coat  

Superior Graphite is excited to participate in the Forge Fair 2010 Show at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, OH on April 20–22, 2010. Forging producers worldwide are invited to see, compare, and shop companies from around the globe who bring their equipment, materials, services and ideas for the forging industry. No other forging industry program provides a more complete exposure to products and services.


Superior Graphite will feature its SureCoat® industrial lubricant product line for graphitic surface coatings in hot metal forging application. SureCOAT® lubricants deliver superior friction management available in water, solvent, and oil based lubricants. These wide range of products provide excellent suspension and thermal stability required for the forging lubricant marketplace.

Please visit us our display located at Booth 703. For additional information on Forge Fair 2010, please visit site or click here for information on SureCoat® products.

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