Fluorspar latest news

  • October 2016

    Price Briefing 21-27 October

    28 October 2016

    Antimony trioxide price increase, while chromite continued its uptrend on tight supply. In iodine, the price war to gain market share may be coming to an end.

  • Fluorspar 2016: Shift to HFO unlikely to impact fluorspar, says Chemours

    27 October 2016

    Although the push by developed nations to move from HFCs to HFOs in the refrigerant market is gaining pace, demand for fluorspar is unlikely to be significantly affected.

  • Soda Ash 2016: Glass sector enjoys stability

    27 October 2016

    Soda ash sector strengthening as glass end markets remain stable. However, materials recycling has started gathering speed. In fluorspar news, fluorsid buys AlF3 Odda operation with sulphuric acid buy likely to follow.

  • Fluorspar 2016: Can Mongolia replace China’s depleting supply?

    26 October 2016

    Delegates at IM’s Fluorspar conference in Toronto disagreed on the rate of China’s resource depletion and whether or not Mongolia might be able to step in to fill the supply gap.

  • Pricing notice: Proposal to delist fluorspar grades

    25 October 2016

    Industrial Minerals proposes to delist the following grades of fluorspar at the end of November.

  • Price Briefing 14-20 October 2016

    21 October 2016

    Fluorspar prices stable, iodine rates falling while chromite prices continues to appreciate.

  • Fluorspar prices hold as buyers expect further cuts

    20 October 2016

    Consolidation within the downstream markets leaves producers with little hope for any price recovery as consumers push for further downward revisions amidst thin trading – a trend particularly seen in the acidspar space.

  • Price Briefing 7-13 October 2016

    14 October 2016

    Chinese-origin bauxite and fused alumina spot prices gained and chemical grade chromite tags rose on tight supply. while metspar prices fell and 2017 lithium contract talks continued to stall.

  • Chinese metspar prices plunge as demand falls

    14 October 2016

    With demand for metallurgical grade fluorspar going out-of-season owing to the winter slowdown and weak steel demand, metspar prices from China registered a drop this week; although markets elsewhere saw little to no movement in prices.

  • Logistics cost set to rise as China cuts truckload volume

    12 October 2016

    The Chinese ministry of transportation has cut the maximum truckload volume with effect from 21 September. This new regulation was set to raise logistic cost as it becomes more expensive to transport minerals from mine to port in China – one of the world’s biggest producers.

  • Chemours expands low-GWP refrigerant portfolio

    11 October 2016

    The NYSE-listed chemical producer has expanded its portfolio of lower-GWP refrigerants under its Opteon XL series based on hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) technology for refrigeration and air conditioning applications.

  • Price Briefing 30 September - 7 October

    07 October 2016

    TiO2 prices increases in the US and China, antimony trioxide price drop following a spike in September, iodine value fell, chromite price increase while lithium annual contract talks stall. Graphite, bauxite and brown fused alumina price flat week-on-week.

  • Fluorsid acquires Boliden’s AlF3 operations

    07 October 2016

    Italian fluorochemical producer Fluorsid Spa has acquired the standalone Noralf operations producing aluminium fluoride and synthetic anhydrite from leading metal producer, Boliden Odda.

  • PPG sells off flat glass arm to Vitro

    06 October 2016

    The sale includes four production facilities in the US, which would add to the existing sites that the Mexican flat glass manufacturer has across Latin America, central and North America.

  • China’s acidspar & HF acid exports climb; AlF3 exports plunge

    04 October 2016

    Fluorspar trades from China display a diverging trend in exports of upstream versus downstream products as acidspar gains for the first time since 2013 against crippling AlF3 exports with HF acid exhibiting greater resilience to the slowdown in the downstream markets for the first eight month of 2016.

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