Since last year, CCL manufacturers begin raising prices frequently, and the upsurge of prices has continued until now. Many PCB&PCBA manufacturer complain incessantly. Guangdong Kingboard Laminates Holdings Ltd, the world's largest copper plate supplier, had issued eight price increases on December 8, 2017.
Due to the high demand in the downstream area, Kingboard Laminates' materials and laminates factories were fully loaded during the Spring Festival and reached full capacity in January. In the spring of 2017, Kingboard's upstream materials factory and the laminate factory only took a day off, some departments operated almost 24 hours for the whole year, even so, production of Kingboard in January 2017 is still full production and sold out, which shows a very strong demand.
With the arrival of peak season, electronic manufacturers huge demand for copper foil and copper pipe, price of electrolytic copper increased , which will gradually be transmitted to the downstream manufacturers, PCB board price had been risen one month in advance.
Kingboard made adjustments to the price of materials:
PCB board material: +HKB10 yuan/ piece +RMB10 yuan / piece
Prepreg : +10% (markup)
On September 14, Kingboard Laminates again announced the markup notice, starting from September 14, sheets (all thickness) increase RMB / piece, PP (prepreg) increase of RMB 200 / volume. On the 15th, another CCL manufacturer, Shandong JINBAO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD followed up with Kingboards, issued the second markup notice in the third quarter of this year. It heralds the beginning of the first markup surge in the third quarter.
Kingboard informed that due to the rising prices of raw materials, plate production costs maintain high cost . In order to alleviate the pressure of production, our company decided to adjust the selling price of cardboard from December 8. HB / VO sheets (all thicknesses) increase of RMB10 / HKD10. Kunshan Zhan Yao Trading Co., Ltd., a member of Kingboard Chemical Group, also announced markup notice on the 8th.
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