Russia begins to import aluminium fluoride from China

By Simon Moores
Published: Friday, 01 November 2013

From acidspar to AlF3: Russia looks further down the Chinese value chain for imports

Russia has started to import aluminium fluoride (AlF3) in significant quantities in a move that could signify an important shift in fluorspar's downstream markets.

Previously dependent on Chinese supply of acidspar as a feedstock in AlF3 production, Russia's consumption from the country is now moving towards value added products, with AlF3 imports reaching nearly...

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