Northwest Silicon courts offshore customers

Nov 30, 2010 | 04:23 AM | Anne Riley

The possible ramp-up of an idled silicon facility in Addy, Wash., by start-up producer Northwest Silicon LLC won't flood the domestic market with material, a company executive said, despite concerns from some market players claiming otherwise.

Northwest Silicon is in talks to sell as much as one-third of its expected 33,000-tonne-per-year output to an offshore silicon consumer, preventing an oversupply of the material in the domestic market if the proposed ramp-up proves successful, company president David Tuten said.

"We are courting a particular export customer that would take away that tonnage from the U.S. market. It's possible a third of our production could be exported," he told AMM.....

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