Low Availability Drives PTFE Prices Higher; Copper and Silver Prices also Rising
Throughout the year we have seen the prices of raw materials increase dramatically,
including Copper, Silver and PTFE products. The price of PTFE has
risen due to high demand and low availability. Copper prices have also reached
record highs, most recently reaching $3.92 on the Camden Index, and Silver
prices have nearly doubled in the past year as well.
Major wire and cable manufacturers have been reporting PTFE shortages for
the past few months. Due in part to limited supply allocations from their
suppliers as well as an increase in demand from consumers, price and lead
times on PTFE continue to increase. This trend is expected to last through
at least the first quarter of 2011.
Allied is doing all we can to help lessen the impact on our customers.
How? We have already added an additional million dollars of PTFE products
alone to help alleviate the problem long lead times can cause you. As a
user of PTFE products, if you have a requirement for any PTFE product, we
will do all we can to supply you with the parts you need.
PTFE isn't the only material experiencing price increases. In just the past
month, copper prices jumped from $3.63 on 9/1 to $3.92 on 10/1. Silver prices
have also continued to rise, having risen from $21.56 at the end of August
to $26.55 at the beginning of October.
The following Manufacturers have issued price increases over the past two
- Thermax – 5% Increase on all PTFE products, effective September
20, 2010. View Announcement
- Harbour Industries – 4.5-7% Increase on all PTFE products, including
lead wire, cables and coax, effective September 27, 2010 View
- General Cable – 5-10% Increase on all Cat3, Cat5e & Cat6 Cables
and 3-7% Increase on all Carol® Brand and IsoTec® Brand Electronic Cables,
effective October 4, 2010 View
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the PTFE
shortage and raw material price increases, please contact your Allied Sales
Rep or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To receive a quote
on any PTFE wire, cable or tubing product, just fill out our easy-to-use
Browse our catalog for some of the PTFE Products we stock:
- NEMA HP3 Type E, EE,and ET PTFE Hook Up Wire
- UL 1198, UL 1199
- M22759/9, M22759/11
- M16878 Type E Shielded Cables (STJ and SFJ)
- Coaxial Cable:
RG 178 BU,
RG 303, and
- PTFE Spaghetti Tubing
- and more!