New dawn for fluorine refrigerants

By Jessica Roberts
Published: Tuesday, 27 July 2010

With the phase-out of HFC-134a from mobile air conditioning under way, western chemical producers are pioneering a new range of fluorine refrigerants vying to fill their predecessor’s role

A tumultuous few years for fluorspar were capped in June this year after the European Union named it along with 13 other minerals as a critical raw material deemed a “high supply risk”. This versatile mineral, an irreplaceable component of many industrial markets including aluminium and fluorochemicals production, has faced uncertainty...

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