Fluorspar latest news

  • August 2016

    Overcapacity stunts China’s AlF3 exports

    30 August 2016

    Destocking of excessive inventories amid dwindling industrial demand has not only pushed China’s aluminium fluoride exports down to their lowest in last two-and-a-half years but also seen average prices reaching under $1,000/tonne mark threatening potential recovery in the fluorine supply chain.

  • Flat glass expansion to continue unabated

    25 August 2016

    Global demand for flat glass is forecast to continue increasing as end markets in electronics and energy applications expand, although the pace of growth is expected to decelerate compared with previous years due to the slowdown in China. With insufficient supply, higher prices will be a concern.

  • Price Briefing 12–18 August 2016

    19 August 2016

    Ahead of the US presidential election in November, democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has appointed former interior secretary, Ken Salazar, to chair her presidential transition team - a move that was seen by some as positive for the struggling fracking industry.

  • Chinese nonmetallic industry participants outline targets to 2020

    18 August 2016

    At the 2016 China Nonmetallic Minerals Industry Conference held in Guilin in late July, organised by China's Nonmetallic Minerals Industry Association (CNMIA), a number of industry figures outlined key targets that the nonmetallic mineral sector needs to take to ensure its future.

  • Low AlF3 prices attract fluorspar buyers

    15 August 2016

    With fluorspar downstream prices facing demand side pressure compounded by significant inventories, the raw material continues to lose the market against low-priced downstream products – a trend mainly prevalent in aluminium fluoride – as aggressive price undercutting spreads.

  • Chemours sales down across the board in Q2

    09 August 2016

    The chemicals producer reported weaker revenue figures across its titanium dioxide and fluorochemicals divisions, though a cost cutting programme meant its bottom line saw no decline. The company also said it will hike its TiO2 prices from September.

  • Fluorspar Price Tracker: H1 2016

    05 August 2016

    IM outlines the key acidspar price trends seen in H1 2016.

  • Vietnam’s Nui Phao affirms compliance with international environmental standards

    03 August 2016

    Masan Resources has agreed to co-operate with an environmental impact inspection by Vietnam's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) as it insists that operations at it's Nui Phao project meet international standards countering concerns raised by local residents.

  • Mexichem Q2 revenues hit by plant blast charges

    01 August 2016

    Mexican fluorochemical producer has reported a loss in Q2 amid weaker revenue and sales owing to currency fluctuations, weakening resin prices and the aftermath of the explosion at Pajaritos petrochemical plant in Veracruz.

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