Fluorspar latest news

  • September 2014

    Acidspar prices creep higher

    25 September 2014

    Fluorspar price review: Prices move to upper end of existing ranges as Chinese market stabilises

  • Fluorspar demand boosted by China’s AlF3 consumption

    19 September 2014

    End-market update: China’s AlF3 production to increase as price rises alleviate capital constraints

  • Honeywell to increase production of HFO-based products in US

    19 September 2014

    By setting a plan to increase production of low global warming potential (GWP) fluorochemicals, the US-based chemical manufacturer aims to comply with new regulations on HFCs and follows in the wake of other producers developing HFO-based products which could promote a rebound in fluorspar demand.

  • Fluorspar market reaches bottom

    18 September 2014

    Fluorspar price review: Prices stabilise as China reduces low offers; producers optimistic of upturn in 2015

  • US government pushes firms to search for HFC alternatives

    18 September 2014

    Following a meeting with Coca Cola, DuPont, Honeywell and True Manufacturing at the White House, the US government expressed its support for the search for alternative products to hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-based refrigerants, which could give a boost to the commercialisation of hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs) and ultimately to fluorspar demand.

  • Tertiary Minerals receives permits for further US fluorspar exploration

    16 September 2014

    Being granted permission for the third phase of exploration at its MB fluorspar asset in Nevada, US, means that the junior company can continue to potentially expand its resource and target higher grades, in the hope of becoming a strategic supplier to the North American market.

  • Middle Eastern AlF3 growth to fuel fluorspar demand

    12 September 2014

    End-market update: Gulf Fluor ramp up AlF3 production in UAE; fluorspar imports to increase

  • Acidspar prices resist further decline

    11 September 2014

    Fluorspar price review: Prices into Europe and US stable despite overcapacity pressures

  • Hunan Nonferrous Metal produces fluorspar from polymetallic tailings in China

    09 September 2014

    By starting production at a new processing plant in early August, the China Minmetals subsidiary can produce high-grade and low-grade fluorspar, becoming a potential new domestic supplier to Chinese fluorochemical markets and steel industry.

  • Solvay looks to expand polymers footprint with new acquisition

    04 September 2014

    Solvay's acquisition underscores the importance the Belgian company places on the polymers industry. The acquisition follows on from the company’s Q2 2014 results which underscored its strength in this area, for which talc and fluorspar are raw materials. The question now is whether or not Solvay needs to secure more supply in order to grow this business.

  • Acidspar price pressures persist

    04 September 2014

    Fluorspar price review: Import prices under further pressure from low-cost Chinese supplies; producers report upturn in interest

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