Overcapacity in Chinese fluorochemicals dampens acidspar sales
Published: Wednesday, 03 February 2016
Domestic oversupply in China’s fluorochemical sector has dragged down consumption rates, causing producers to flood export markets with excess production.
Congestion in the global fluorine supply
chain has forced operating rates in China’s
aluminium fluoride (AlF3) sector to drop to as low
as 45%, preventing acid grade fluorspar (acidspar) producers
from offloading excess production.
Despite producers working at well below capacity for much of
last year, backlogs continue to put...