Synthetic graphite is a man-made form of carbon that has many of the same properties as natural graphite. It is usually produced through an extrusion process, using high temperatures and pressures to combine a carbonaceous material with a binder. Synthetic graphite is highly pure, more uniform in its structure and has better electrical and thermal conductivity than natural graphite. It also has a higher oxidation resistance and is used in many industries, from automotive and aerospace to electrical and industrial. Synthetic graphite is increasingly being used for its properties as a rechargeable anode in next-generation batteries, including lithium-ion batteries.