The HF production demand migration: The European supply, demand balance

By Michael Greenfield, Michael Greenfield
Published: Wednesday, 06 June 2018

Fluorspar, a key raw material used in the production of hydrofluoric acid (HF) has increased in price over the past six months in line with the price increases in its key end-market, HF production.

Around 10% of hydrofluoric acid consumption capacity has been removed from the market in the past two years, which depressed the market for most of 2017. 

HF prices have significantly increased in 2018, which signals the market has moved from over-supply to tight. The reflection of these prices increases in the...

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