As a consequence of planned and unplanned reductions in PTFE manufacturing capacity combined with overall robustness of demand, some shortages and resulting price increases have been reported in the PTFE supply chain.
Whether or not these translate into price increases in PTFE-based RF laminates remains to be seen. It is Trackwise’ belief that there is still significant excess capacity in the world market – resulting in competitive pressures that should resist any price increases.
In addition there are plenty of existing and new RF laminates that are not based upon PTFE and these new products potentially offer an alternative solution.
If you are concerned about the potential of price increases of PTFE laminates and wish to discuss a strategy to mitigate this risk, please do not hesitate to contact Trackwise.