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Rutile sand price increase
Rutile sand prices continue to increase dramatically. In a previous Newsletter we warned of the imminent price rise of rutile sand and unfortunately our prediction is now coming true.  In the past 2 months the price of rutile sand has risen by 50% and is continuing to go up.  This raw material is present in small amounts in all welding electrodes.
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This additional cost to a welding electrode is far more apparent in the low value electrodes as rutile sand is a large percentage of the overall cost.  The outlook this year is not good and we will continue to monitor the situation closely.  We have amended our alloy surcharges accordingly but mineral sand producers have warned that the rutile price will continue to rise throughout 2012 as demand for welding feedstock minerals increases.  Please check our website for regular up-dates.



Manufacturing welding electrodes in the United Kingdom since 1974.  Welding electrodes unprinted or printed.
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