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Fluorspar: From Mine to Market


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Infographic showing fluorspar (calcium fluoride) journey from being mined to being used in metals such as steel and chemicals such as hydrofluoric acid, fluorocarbons and fluorocarbons.

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Fluorspar: From Mine to Market

  1. 1. Fluorspar: from mine to market Interactive: click links for more information CFC-11 CFC-12 CFC-113 CFC-114 CFC-115 HCFC-142b HCFC-124 HCFC-22 HCFC-152b HFC-22 HFC-143a HFC-125 HFC-134a HFO-1234yf HFO-1234ze HFO-1234zee HFO-1233zd 1st gen2nd gen3rd gen4th gen Fluxes Glassmaking Welding Rods Iron & Steel casting Steelmaking METALLURGICAL ACIDSPAR CHEMICAL Other 28% A chemical compound containing fluorine Total production = 6.3m tonnes 1.9 - 2.2 tonnes of acidspar per tonne of HF FLUOROCHEMICALS Fluorocarbon Fluorocarbons 45% A compound derived from only fluorine and carbon atoms. Used in refrigerents, air conditioning, aerosols and the prioduction of fluoropolymers. Aluminium fluoride A compound traditionally derived from treating alumina with hexafluorosilicic acid. Used in the produciton of aluminium. Aluminium Floride 27% INDUSTRIAL MiningProcessingIntermediary products Market sectors Markets FLUORSPARMETSPAR HF Acid 40% 60% Fluoropolymers Type Trade name e.g.’s PVF Tedlar PVDF Kynar PCTFE Neoflon FEP Teflon PFA Hyflon Fluorspar analysis > Fluorspar prices > Trial IM Data | Fluorspar > click here Subscribe to IM Data | Fluorspar > click here SHANGHAI, CHINA Albert Li,Analyst LONDON, UK Simon Moores, Manager Shruti Salwan,Analyst Andy Miller, Junior Analyst Click here