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Price competition and costs yield shaky Q1 for SGL and GrafTech

By Laura Syrett
Published: Friday, 26 April 2013

Economic uncertainty leads synthetic graphite firms to revise earnings targets

Two of the world’s leading manufacturers of synthetic graphite products, Germany’s SGL Group and US-based GrafTech International, have reported weaker than expected results for the first three months of 2013, citing difficult market conditions.

SGL, whose main business is making graphite electrodes for steel scrap furnaces,...

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