Brush Wellman Inc. Promotes Full Family of MoldMAX® Mold Alloys for Injection & Blow Molds at the MoldMaking Expo 2007

Cleveland, OH – January 23, 2007—Brush Wellman Inc. will promote its family of MoldMAX® mold alloys at the MoldMaking Expo in April.

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Cleveland, OH – January 23, 2007—Brush Wellman Inc. will promote its family of MoldMAX® mold alloys at the MoldMaking Expo in April. MoldMAX is a high strength –high conductivity mold and tooling copper based alloy for the plastics market. Recently made commercially available is the newest addition to the MoldMAX family, MoldMAX® V, a copper nickel silicon chrome alloy which will have characteristics similar to that of MoldMAX LH. MoldMAX V has a hardness of 28 HRC and thermal conductivity approximately 4-5X greater than P20 tool steel. “MoldMAX V rounds out the MoldMAX family of mold and tooling alloys,” said Doug Veitch, Brush Wellman’s Director of Industrial & Bulk Products. “Our MoldMAX offering consists of copper beryllium alloys as well as non-beryllium containing copper alloys all of which provide high hardness and excellent conductivity, but fulfill different needs for our various injection and blow molding customers. MoldMAX V enhances our non-beryllium alloy offering and offers improved conductivity over the highly successful MoldMAX XL. However, MoldMAX XL will continue to be the premier mold material for superior machining capabilities and high conductivity in large size plates.” Brush Wellman’s MoldMAX family of mold and tooling alloys now consists of: Product Name Alloy Typical Applications MoldMAX® HH Copper Beryllium Injection & blow molds MoldMAX® LH Copper Beryllium Injection & blow molds MoldMAX® SC Copper Beryllium Blow molds, hot runner systems MoldMAX® XL Copper Nickel Tin Injection molds NEW MoldMAX® V Copper Nickel Silicon Chrome Injection and blow molds For more than 20 years, Brush Wellman has been committed to bringing high thermal conductivity and uniform cooling to the plastics market. The value added characteristics of Brush Wellman’s mold alloys have successfully reduced part costs substantially and produced more efficient manufacturing processes for our customers. On average the cost differential of tool steel to MoldMAX is recovered in cost reductions within the first three months of production. Brush Wellman Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brush Engineered Materials Inc. (NYSE: BW). Through its subsidiaries, Brush Engineered Materials 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.BrushWellman.com for additional information.