China's aluminium trifluoride prices spike on shutdowns

By Yoke Wong
Published: Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Prices for aluminium trifluoride – a key material for aluminium production – have jumped in China following a series of shutdowns related the anti-pollution policies being enforced. The value of the material is meanwhile being supported by rising fluorspar prices.

Aluminium trifluoride (AlF3) prices in China have spiked due to large-scale production cuts amid the ongoing environmental clean-up by the Beijing government, as the value of the material is being supported by higher fluorspar cost.

ALF3 is used as a flux for aluminium metal production and many producers worldwide source...

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