Fluorspar latest news

  • July 2016

    Competition sees cheaper fluorspar offers

    29 July 2016

    As summer kicks in, market participants told IM that intensifying competition has brought about severe price undercutting in the market as producers aim to get rid of the stockpiles.

  • Vietnam’s Nui Phao to undergo inspection, says MoNRE

    27 July 2016

    The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) is planning to inspect Masan Resources’ Nui Phao operations following complaints from local residents about the project’s impact on the environment.

  • China’s acid-grade fluorspar exports surge in H1 2016

    26 July 2016

    While acidspar exports grew in H1 2016, a decline in aluminium fluoride material shipped out of China during the first six months of the year did little to disguise the sluggish near-term outlook for Chinese fluorspar products.

  • Icynene adopts Chemours' Opteon refrigerants in spray foam

    25 July 2016

    Growing initiatives to phase out the production of ozone-depleting substances are facilitating a shift towards a new generation of refrigerants. As activity in Chemours' TiO2 segment remains subdued, the company is banking on industry uptake of its fluorochemicals products to drive growth.

  • Chemours to sell sulphur business to Veolia

    19 July 2016

    US-based Chemours is selling off its sulphur segment as part of its streamlining process which will enable the company to focus on titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and its cyanide segment.

  • Diverging trends in China’s fluorspar exports

    18 July 2016

    Acidspar steady as metspar struggles; aluminium fluoride overcapacity issues.

  • Chemours refutes bankruptcy predictions

    18 July 2016

    Chemours accused of moral and financial bankruptcy with high debt and environmental liability issues. The company points to Opteon as shining star in business.

  • Price Briefing 8-14 July 2016

    15 July 2016

    Chinese lithium spot prices continue to decline; iodine price declines show no sign of letting up; Chinese potash contracts signed; alumina prices fall

  • Consumers gain from industrial split over fluorspar prices

    15 July 2016

    While tightening supply from China saw some domestic producers pushing higher prices onto the market, excessive low-cost supplies from other fluorspar producers meant that the material continues to be traded at lower prices as new demand from consumers in the downstream markets fails to materialise.

  • Mexican acidspar exports weak against high prices

    13 July 2016

    Mexico’s trade data for acid grade fluorspar points to a difficult market scenario as total export volumes show a declining trend since the start of 2016 against higher average unit values.

  • China to base resource tax on mineral prices

    12 July 2016

    The Chinese government has introduced a new resource tax policy on 21 different minerals which will be based on the price of the mineral and will be applicable on the total value of the sales instead of volumes earlier, as the country aims to relieve producers suffering in the current downturn but positions itself to gain longer-term when prices recover.

  • Fluorspar prices stagnate amid weak demand

    07 July 2016

    While recovery in demand remains distant in the short term, any upward push for fluorspar prices has been unsuccessful, leaving producers fighting tight margins

  • US to impose anti-dumping duty on Chinese refrigerants

    04 July 2016

    Chinese refrigerants and hydrofluorochemical blends are likely to face anti-dumping duties after the US Department of Commerce assigned dumping margins between 101.82% and 216.37%. The execution of these awaits final approval from the US International Trade Commission, expected in the first week of August.

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