Platts
February 19, 2015
By Bob Matyi

Felman files antidumping claim against Australian imports

US silicomanganese producer Felman Production has filed an antidumping petition with the US Department of Commerce and the US International Trade Commission against silicomanganese imports from Australia, the company said February 19.

Felman, operator of a 105,000 mt/year silicomanganese plant in New Haven, West Virginia, filed the petition "in response to large and increasing volumes of low-priced imports of silicomanganese from Australia's only producer, Tasmanian Electro Metallurgical Company," it said in a statement.

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FELMAN PRODUCTION TEMPORARILY SHUTS DOWN ELECTRIC ARC FURNACE FOR

MAINTENANCE

- To continue producing ferroalloys at remaining operational furnace during interim -

NEW HAVEN, W. Va. (February 20, 2015) – Felman Production, LLC (“Felman”) today announced that it has temporarily shut down one of its two operational electric arc furnaces for maintenance and upgrades.

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  FELMAN PRODUCTIONFILES ANTI-DUMPING PETITION AGAINST SILICOMANGANESE

IMPORTS FROM AUSTRALIA

NEW HAVEN, W. Va. (February 19, 2015) -  Felman Production, LLC (“Felman”) today filed an anti-dumping petition with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission, charging that dumped imports of silicomanganese from Australia are causing material injury to its West Virginia manufacturing operation and to the U.S. silicomanganese industry as a whole.

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Ryan’s Notes
December 26, 2014

Claims call for higher Euro SiMn prices.

 Market sources in Europe were calling for higher prices for silicomanganese, as downstream spot supplementation had been more active than expected leading up to the winter holidays. Meanwhile, buying activity was expected to resume again in early January.

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Ryan’s Notes
November 7, 2014

US silicomanganese prices rise

The US silicomanganese market saw a lift this past week, as at least one mill was looking for sizeable tonnages in the spot market. The transactions have pushed prices higher in a market that has been largely contracted under long-term agreements. Prices were up to 58-59C per lb, ex-warehouse. Sources noted that at least one large seller was unable to meet the buyer's needs, due to heavy contract requirements and limited availability in November.

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