Fabricated Products, a division of H.C. Starck, Foresees Higher Raw Material Prices for 2018

NEWTON, Mass., USA, November 1, 2017 – The Fabricated Products Division of H.C. Starck sees the trend of increasing material prices for its refractory metals continuing into 2018.
“There have already been steep increases in raw material prices during the second half of 2017, especially for tantalum, niobium, molybdenum and tungsten. With the ongoing strong demand for these materials in the marketplace, it becomes vital that we ensure a continuous material supply of products to our customers. The current product price levels require upward adjustments and forward-looking discussions across our entire customer-base,” says Andreas Mader, CEO of the Fabricated Products Division.

The Fabricated Products Group (FPR) is a wholly-owned division of H.C. Starck and a leading supplier of high performance products to a wide variety of industries. As experts in the manufacture and application of refractory metals, we utilize the outstanding properties of these materials to provide solutions to thermal, electrical, radiation, and chemical challenges.

About H.C. Starck

The H.C. Starck Group is an international leading supplier of refractory technology metals and technical ceramics, supplying growth industrial sectors such as the electronics sector, the chemical industry, medical technology, aviation and aerospace, energy and environmental technology, and machine and tool building from its own production locations in Europe, America and Asia. In 2016 the company employed approximately 2.600 people in the USA, Canada, the UK, Germany, China, Japan and Thailand.


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