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Materion Poised to Meet Increased Demand for Copper Alloys in 2015

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Materion Performance Alloys, a Materion Corporation (NYSE:MTRN) business, is preparing to meet increased demand for high-strength copper alloy strip products following the recent announcement by Mitsubishi Electric Metecs Co., Ltd. (Mitsubishi) that it will stop production activities of its copper alloy business effective March 2015.

As a leading global supplier providing a range of high performance alloy products for more than 80 years, Materion offers multiple copper-based alloys that meet or exceed properties of Mitsubishi products. For example, the Company’s BrushForm(R) 158 and BrushForm(R) 96 (BF158, BF96) copper nickel tin strip products are drop-in alternatives for MX215 and MX96. In addition, Materion has just introduced two new BrushForm tempers – TM14 and TM16 – that offer even higher strength in foil gauges as thin as .001″ (.025 mm), allowing design engineers more flexibility in next-generation electronic devices.

“We have the products and global distribution network to meet changes in the consumer electronics market,” states Jason Maher, Materion Performance Alloys Marketing Director, Strip, Rod and Wire Products. “Our regional offices in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore can work with new customers to ensure replacement materials meet or exceed strength and temperature requirements for their applications.”

Materion Performance Alloys is headquartered in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. Through its businesses, Materion supplies worldwide markets with alloy products, beryllium products, electronic products, precious metal products, and engineered material systems. Around the world, the Company’s engineered materials can be found in technically demanding end-use products within the telecommunications and computer, automotive electronics, appliance, industrial components, plastics tooling, optical media, oil and gas, aerospace and defense, and off-highway and mining equipment markets. Visit www.Materion.com for additional information.

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