GrafTech Announces Specialty Graphite Price Increase
GrafTech International Ltd. (Wilmington, Del.; www.graftech.com) has increased specialty graphite prices globally, effective for 2005 shipments, as follows: a 5% increase in extruded specialty graphite and a 6.5% increase in molded and isomolded specialty graphite. A new catalog for trade customers for these products will be published. The prices increases are due in part to continued upward pressure on energy and raw material costs. In addition, the supply/demand balance for specialty graphite products has improved due to the stronger economy.