H.C. Starck’s Fabricated Products division says that the trend of increasing material prices for its refractory metals will probably continue 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,’ said Andreas Mader, CEO of the Fabricated Products division. ‘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.’

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