Fluorspar 2019: Fluorspar facing competition from alternative fluorine sources

By Michael Greenfield, Michael Greenfield
Published: Monday, 30 September 2019

Speakers at Fastmarkets’ latest fluorspar event were united in their opinion that fluorine derived from phosphate fertilizer is becoming more competitive because of investment from fluorine chemical producers.

Fluorspar prices have been on such a high recently that alternative sources of fluorine are becoming attractive and are now enjoying investment from chemical companies, delegates heard at Fastmarkets’ Fluorspar 2019 event over September 25-27 in London.

Fluorosilicic acid (FSA), a waste product from the phosphate fertilizer industry, can be...

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