Virus-related refrigerant demand supports global fluorspar consumption
Published: Monday, 27 April 2020
Fluorspar consumption has been supported by Covid-19 related demand for refrigerants, which has offset reduced demand in the automotive sector; while Chinese prices fell on returning supply.
Hydrofluoric acid (HF) production
outside China is centered in mainland Europe and the
United States, although there are also sites in the United
Kingdom and South Africa.
Aluminium fluoride (AlF3) production has not been affected
outside of China, even in areas of high concentration of
coronavirus infections, such as Venice,...