Form 6-K

                             Washington, D.C. 20549

                            Report of Foreign Issuer
                      Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of
                       the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the month of: August 2003

                          SGL CARBON Aktiengesellschaft

                              (Name of registrant)

                               Rheingaustrasse 182
                                 65203 Wiesbaden

                    (Address of Principal Executive Offices)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports
under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F:

                  Form 20-F   X                    Form 40-F

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information
contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the SEC
pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934:

                  Yes                                 No   X
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If "Yes" is marked, indicate the file number assigned to the registrant in
connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): N/A

                                  Exhibit Index

1. Press Release issued August 8, 2003 regarding price increase.

                                    EXHIBIT 1

SGL Carbon Increases Graphite Electrodes Prices in North and South America

    WIESBADEN, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 8, 2003--With immediate
effect for all new business SGL Carbon increases the prices of its
Graphite Electrodes by 7 US cent/lb. in North America except Mexico
and 140 US $/ton in South America and Mexico.
    This price increase applies to product of all diameter. The new
prices are valid only for orders received up to Nov. 30th 2003 and for
shipments before Dec 31st 2004. Before year end the company will
review its prices again reflecting the then prevailing demand, supply
and currency situation. We remain operating on a very high level and
all units continue to run near capacity. The company does not expect
this situation to change in the near future.

    Important Notice:

    This document contains forward-looking statements as defined in
the US Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 based on
currently available information. Actual future results and trends
could differ materially from those set forth in such statements due to
various factors. Such factors include, among others, changes in
economic, political, technical, business and competitive conditions,
unforeseeable alterations in electric steel production, changes of
interest and exchange rates, price developments, unanticipated
developments relating to recently acquired businesses and Group
companies, potential liability in connection with existing or future
regulations, unforeseen difficulties relating to the investigations by
the European antitrust authorities and to the now completed
investigation by the Canadian and U.S. antitrust authorities and the
civil actions related thereto and other risks and uncertainties,
including those detailed in the Company's filings with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission. SGL Carbon does not intend to
update these forward-looking statements, and does not assume any
obligation to do so.

    CONTACT: SGL Carbon
             Stefan Wortmann, +49 611 60 29 105;
             Fax: +49 6 11 60 29 101; Mobile: +49 170 540 2667;


                  Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by
the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                                   SGL CARBON Aktiengesellschaft

Date: August 8, 2003          By:  /s/ Robert J. Kohler
                                   Name:    Robert J. Koehler
                                   Title:   Chairman of the Board of Management

                                   By:      /s/ Dr. Bruno Toniolo
                                   Name:    Dr. Bruno Toniolo
                                   Title:   Member of the Board of Management