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EU LAUNCHES ROMANIAN SILICON CARBIDE DUMPING PROBE.

The European Commission has launched an anti-dumping investigation into imports of silicon carbide from Romania. The investigation was prompted by a complaint from the European chemical industry lobby, CEFIC, which says the compound is being dumped at significant margin on the EU market, hurting the EUs own silicon carbide production. Silicon carbide (SiC), also known as carborundum or moissanite, is a ceramic compound of silicon and carbon. Most silicon carbide is man-made for use as an abrasive (when it is often known by the trade name carborundum), or more recently as a semiconductor and moissanite gemstones. Its high melting point (about 2700[degrees]C) makes it useful for bearings, brake discs and furnace parts.

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Title Annotation:European Union
Publication:European Report
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:4EXRO
Date:Jul 6, 2005
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