Metal powder shipments to rise in ’14

Jun 06, 2014 | 04:46 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  metal powder, shipments, end markets, Metal Powder Industries Federation, MPIF, iron powder, copper powder, Richard Pfingstler Atlas Pressed Metals Inc.

LOS ANGELES — Metal powder shipments should rise 5 percent this year in tandem with a corresponding increase in the material’ largely automotive parts markets, according to the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF).

Iron powder shipments—driven by the highest production of North American light vehicles in 13 years—totaled 401,738 tons in 2013, up 4.62 percent from the previous year and exceeding 400,000 tons for the first time since 2007, the MPIF announced at its World Congress on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials in Orlando, Fla. ....

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