Category Archives: Raw Materials

Prices for key raw materials consumed in the capacitor, resistor and inductor industries worldwide, measured every 30 days. Reflects key materials consumed as dielectrics, electrodes, terminations and additives.

AVX and Cabot Announce Litigation Settlement on Tantalum

AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) and Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) announced the resolution of all outstanding litigation between the parties relating to the supply of tantalum by Cabot to AVX. The…

Tantalum Ore: 2010 Shortfall Expected

Tantalum Supply Chain Update: Paumanok Publications, Inc. and Passive Component Industry Magazine LLC received a letter from Talison Minerals Pty Ltd, of Perth, WA which stated that the Reuter’s report…

Raw Material Index: Prices for All Prime Materials in the Passive Component Index Increase Rapidly in 60 days…October 2010

Prices for raw materials consumed in passive components increased by a large 20% in September (month-to-month) and by an additional 3% in October 2010. Prices have returned to just shy…

Interview On H.C Starck’s Tantalum Material Sales To The Global Electronics Industry

In this important interview, Dr. Axel Westerhaus, who heads up H.C. Starck’s tantalum metal powder business, provides insight on H.C. Starck’s plans for the future support of the global electronics industry.

WTO Complaint Involves Key Raw Materials For Passive Components

On June 23, 2009 The USA and the European Union filed separate complaints with the World Trade Organization (WTO) alleging that China is unfairly benefiting domestic industries by restricting exports…

Base Metal Electrode Capacitors Cut Costs in Automotive and High Voltage Applications

By Gerald Koebrugge, Knuth Albertsen, Wiljan Coppens, and Wilma Derks; Ferro Electronic Materials Systems B.V., The Netherlands Today’s automobiles contain an ever-increasing number of electronic gadgets. The need for safer,…

H.C. Starck Announces Price Increases For Materials, Including Tantalum

GOSLAR, GERMANY—The international H.C. Starck Group has announced a further price increase for substantial parts of its product portfolio. The reason is increases in costs for energy, as well as…

Cornell Dubilier’s High-Current, Medium-Power Film Capacitor

Cornell Dubilier announces availability of its new Type 947C high-current medium-power film capacitor for DC filtering to 1200 VDC. It’s an excellent choice for IGBT power filtering and DC-link inverter…

A New Cost Structure is Imminent for Tantalum- July 2008

A New Cost Structure is Imminent for Tantalum New developments in the tantalum supply chain during June 2008 have created concern among the global manufacturing base for tantalum capacitors. The…

Plastic Dielectric Film Consumption Growing: October 2007

Global consumption of plastic dielectric films for the capacitor industry has grown substantially since 2003 according to a new study from Paumanok Publications, Inc. entitled “Plastic Dielectric Films For The…

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