Fluorspar latest news

  • January 2016

    Solvay closes Chiprovtsi fluorspar mine

    29 January 2016

    Unfavourable market conditions and depleted reserves of high grade fluorite led the Belgian chemicals giant to shut down the Bulgarian fluorspar mine, taking over 30,000 tpa acidspar capacity off the market.

  • Price Briefing 22 – 28 January

    29 January 2016

    Fluorspar and DBM prices decline on weak demand, as graphene prices come down on increased capacity and US silica raises prices for non-frac sand products.

  • China acidspar prices slip to new lows

    25 January 2016

    Pricing Review: Chinese acidspar prices down by additional 11% as suppliers scramble to clear stocks.

  • Price Briefing 15 – 21 January

    22 January 2016

    Fluorspar and CCM prices slide; vein graphite to remain stable; US soda ash suppliers nail down 2016 contracts.

  • Metspar prices remain steady amid thin trading

    15 January 2016

    Price Review: Slow growth in metspar’s end markets of steel and cement, further compounded by the arrival of new supplies, will see limited movement in prices in the near future, as consumers seek low-cost alternatives.

  • Further fluorspar price pressure expected in Q1 2016

    08 January 2016

    Price Review: Weak end-market demand continues to threat any rebound in acidspar prices, while the metspar market is likely to remain steady.

  • Black Forest barite producer seeks to unlock new markets with Sachtleben brand

    08 January 2016

    The German business began operating under the name of its new holding company at the start of this year as it aims to expand its sales network in filler and chemical grade barite markets, which have proved more resilient to price erosion that material sold for oilfield drilling.

  • China’s AlF3 overcapacity drags down profit margins

    06 January 2016

    Downloadable graph: While increased export orders have eased China’s overcapacity problems, profit margins have been squeezed as global consumption rates decline.

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