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Praxair ups silane prices by as much as 30 percent

03 April 2008 | By Mark Osborne | News > Materials and Gases

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“This action will allow Praxair to continue to invest in supply and distribution capabilities around the world to meet our customers’ need for reliable silane supply,” said Ray Roberge, President of Praxair Electronics.

Praxair cited increasing raw materials costs and demand out-stripping supply due to growth in the photovoltaics and liquid-crystal display industries for the price rise.

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