Fluorochemical producers brace for weakness in refrigerants, polymers markets
Published: Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Profitability or demand for fluorochemical products will weaken over the next year against a backdrop of geopolitical issues hovering over global markets, several producers believe.
Several fluorochemical producers fear a struggle in the
polymer and refrigerant sectors, expecting their customers to
demand lower prices in negotiations for long-term supply.
In contract negotiations last year, consumers looked to book
material quickly amid market tightness. This year, though,
market participants have hesitated before signing contracts