U.S. Silicon Metal Producers Welcome Duties on Imports of Silicon Metal from Malaysia
Last August, the
“Unfairly-traded silicon metal from countries like
“Today’s announcement is good news for our industry,” said
Final determinations will be announced in the
Silicon metal is an important element added to various grades of aluminum alloys used in performance applications such as automotive components and aerospace products. Silicon metal also is a critical raw material in the production of silicone compounds used in numerous products including sealants, adhesives, rubber gaskets, caulking compounds, lubricants, food additives, coatings, polishes, and cosmetics, among others. In addition, silicon metal is the base material in the production of polysilicon, a highly purified form of silicon used in solar cells and semi-conductors.
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