Silicon prices firm as demand rises
Oct 08, 2013 | 01:47 PM
| Michael Cowden
CHICAGO Silicon prices have edged up slightly due to higher demand from aluminum secondary producers and extruders, who used up 2013 contracted material faster than planned, and a slowness to use Chinese imported material.
A major aluminum producer in Canada reportedly boosted its silicon requirements because of a trade petition filed in Canada against imports of silicon from China (amm.com, April 23).
AMMs silicon metal price range narrowed to $1.20 to $1.29 per pound last week from $1.19 to $1.29 previously. Most market sources said prices below $1.20 were no longer in the market, although some, forecast that prices were headed downward.....
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