Fluorspar hopes pinned on a fluorochemical winter solstice

By Antonio Torrisi
Published: Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Fluorspar has experienced a depressed market, characterised by sluggish demand and low prices in the last two years. Now, the industry is facing a crucial moment with new regulations on refrigerants that could irreversibly affect future consumption. Antonio Torrisi, Reporter, explores the possible consequences for the fluorspar market and the new markets that could help sustain its future demand.

During IM’s Fluorspar conference in London in October 2013, Sarah Kienzle, managing director at consulting firm Linden Tree Partners, told attendees that, in light of the new European regulations on refrigerants, the fluorspar market could move towards a "winter solstice" or enter a "bubbly world" in the near future.

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