PCB | December 03, 2009
Copper prices are on the rise
Rising copper prices will not only lower profits for copper foil & CCL manufacturers, but also impact the PCB supply chain.
The 4Q-profits for copper foil and copper-clad laminates (CCL) manufacturers are said to diminished, due to the surging copper prices. The average copper price per ton has gone above US$7000, reports DigiTimes. (This figure compares to an average price of US$6100-US$6700 last month.) Some copper foil manufacturers are said to have raised quotes by about 5%. CCL manufacturers on the other had said that price adjustments could be expected for March 2010, the report continues.