Fluorochemical producers brace for weakness in refrigerants, polymers markets

By Michael Greenfield, Michael Greenfield
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 because of...

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