Fluorspar facing competition from alternative fluorine sources

By Michael Greenfield
Published: Friday, 01 November 2019

Fluorosilic acid (FSA) could become a widely used viable alternative source for fluorine in the future, with increasing amounts if investment in specialized plants.

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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