It comes as a surprise to learn that Carbon and Graphite Products are an integral part of our daily life and play a vitally important role in the economy.

Carbon and Graphite Products contribute directly or indirectly to communication, mobility, safety, health and comfort – in short, to the quality of our lives.

The production of the material and the further processing steps to the end products provide in Europe up to 40.000 direct and indirect jobs, since it is a supplier to base industries.

The sector has a turnover volume of 3 to 5 billion Euro.

The forum

ECGA provides a formal platform in which the members evaluate the impact of European policies and legislation on the industry and define common positions and actions.


The interface

ECGA is the interface between the European carbon and graphite industry and the European authorities and international or intergovernmental bodies. It is comitted to establishing a constructive dialogue with the EU institutions in order to ensure early consultation in all those areas of policy and legislation affecting the industry, and to asser-ting the industry's views and positions.

The advocate

ECGA is the advocate of the European carbon and graphite industry promoting the benefit and value of both the products and the industry to society, endeavouring to uphold the industry's interests and raising public awareness accordingly.