AlF3 overcapacities continue to stunt fluorspar demand

By Andrew Miller
Published: Tuesday, 03 February 2015

End market review: New capacities see producers struggling to clear stockpiles; production likely to fall

New aluminium fluoride (AlF3) production is pushing the market into further overcapacity, threatening the potential recovery in fluorspar demand from the sector.

Increased production – particularly in the Middle East since the opening of Gulf Fluor’s new plant – is seeing increased AlF3 volumes from Asia being sold into the European market....

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