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Ferro expands electronic grade silver production for photovoltaic display semiconductor demand

Ferro Corporation’s (NYSE: FOE) Electronic Materials business is expanding production capacity for electronic-grade silver powder and silver flake at its South Plainfield, NJ, facility. The expansion is resulting from installation of additional production lines and new process automation at the plant.

February 1, 2011 – BUSINESS WIRE — Ferro Corporation’s (NYSE: FOE) Electronic Materials business is expanding production capacity for electronic-grade silver powder and silver flake at its South Plainfield, NJ, facility. The expansion is resulting from installation of additional production lines and new process automation at the plant.

Ferro expects the facility improvements will increase silver production capacity by 30%. The upgrades are due to be completed by July 2011.

Global demand for electronic-grade silver powder and flake with ultra-fine particle size is growing in several industries, including solar panels, high-definition displays, membrane touch screens, and semiconductor components. The small particle size enables the printing of extremely fine conductive lines that help improve performance and reduce costs.

Ferro Corporation is a leading global supplier of technology-based performance materials for manufacturers. For more information, visit www.ferro.com

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