Ambiguity over HFC phase out clouds acidspar demand picture

By Shruti Salwan
Published: Monday, 30 November 2015

Non-Article 5 countries to lead the phasing out, with China likely to influence consumption trends. Transition to HFOs will also prompt fluorine demand.

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by phasing out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) remains a priority for many countries, however factors such as government policy, available financing for transition to alternatives and differences between end use provisions are creating uncertainties over the impact this will have on demand for acid grade fluorspar (acidspar).

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