China-US alliance to spark an evolution in acidspar demand

By Andrew Miller
Published: Thursday, 18 July 2013

Report: the future for fluorocarbons - Sino-American coordination targets ozone depleting HFCs, but what does this mean for fluorspar consumption? Andy Miller, junior analyst at Industrial Minerals Data investigates

Long-term growth projections for the acid-grade fluorspar (acidspar) market are likely to require revision in the wake of plans being developed by the world's two biggest economies to reduce hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions.

Multilateral coordination between the US and China, who together account for up to two-thirds of global HFC production,...