Inorganic means that it never lived. The term inorganic applies to any compound that does not contain the element carbon.
Inorganic materials are frequently impregnated into carbon/ graphite seal faces to give them other characteristics such as:
After the impregnation these carbons are called “filled carbons”.
See: Carbon graphite, C011
- Damage to carbon faces, ST008
- Manufacturing carbon seal faces, C010
- Oxidizers that attack carbon, O023
- Physicals & Specifications, C012
- Stress relieving, S093