Arkema increases fluorogas prices to create more sustainable value chain

By Antonio Torrisi
Published: Wednesday, 03 December 2014

The French fluorochemicals producer believes that an increase in prices for its fluor-gases brand will allow the company to return to a more sustainable supply chain and to regain competitiveness within the new European Commission’s regulations on hydrofluorocarbons.

French chemicals producer Arkema is to increase in prices for its Forane hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) fluorochemicals by 20%, effective immediately or as contracts allow.

The company said that over the last few years, its European HFC-based refrigerant and insulating foams business has been negatively impacted by a steadily decreasing trend in prices, which has...

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