Ryan’s Notes
December 26, 2014

Claims call for higher Euro SiMn prices.

 Market sources in Europe were calling for higher prices for silicomanganese, as downstream spot supplementation had been more active than expected leading up to the winter holidays. Meanwhile, buying activity was expected to resume again in early January.

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Ryan’s Notes
November 7, 2014

US silicomanganese prices rise

The US silicomanganese market saw a lift this past week, as at least one mill was looking for sizeable tonnages in the spot market. The transactions have pushed prices higher in a market that has been largely contracted under long-term agreements. Prices were up to 58-59C per lb, ex-warehouse. Sources noted that at least one large seller was unable to meet the buyer's needs, due to heavy contract requirements and limited availability in November.

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Platts
November 5, 2014
By Bob Matyi

 Production 'stabilized' at Felman SiMn plant: USW

Production has "stabilized" at Felman Production's 105,000 mt/year silicomanganese plant in New Haven, West Virginia, four months after the facility was restarted following a year-long shutdown, according to a United Steelworkers union official.

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AMM
November 3, 2014
By Daniel Fitzgerald

 Felman asks for more time to study EPA emission changes

NEW YORK - Felman Production LLC has requested an extension to the public comment period for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed changes to federal emissions regulations.

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AMM
October 24, 2014
By Daniel Fitzgerald

EPA proposal would hit Eramet, Felman

NEW YORK - Proposed changes to federal emissions regulations could force manganese alloy producers Eramet Marietta Inc and Felman Production LLC to undertake multimillion-dollar upgrades to their facilities.

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