Policy change for coolant chemicals unlikely to impact Chinese fluorspar industry
Published: Thursday, 25 February 2016
Policy changes requiring the phase-out of certain fluorspar-based refrigerants are not expected to significantly impact the fluorspar industry, since alternative products are likely to take up the slack. However, an overall decline in demand for these chemicals will prevent the fluorspar sector from rebounding in the near term.
Demand for coolants
in China fell in 2015, leading to lower prices for the
chemicals and creating weakness further up the supply chain
into the fluorspar
According to a report by China Appliance Magazine, the
fluorspar-based refrigerants industry is facing competition
from hydrocarbon alternatives, which have the advantage of
being more environmentally...