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Research and Markets: China Fluoride Materials Monthly Report 201211


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "China Fluoride Materials Monthly Report 201211" report to their offering.

In Oct. 2012, due to the steady increase of market demand, prices of majority of fluorine chemical products increased to different degrees in China, especially R125, whose price was about USD4,792/t in Oct. 2012, increasing by 11.99% month on month. Meanwhile, the price of R134a also increases from USD3,772/t (Sept. 2012) to USD3,994/t (Oct. 2012), up with 5.89%. This is because of the arrival of a sales peak season when downstream purchasers are busy stocking R134a, preparing for the increasing productions of air-conditioner and automobiles.

However, the price of R22 still dropped down in Oct. 2012, perhaps because China is going to fulfill the commitment to Phase-out target of HCFCs in 2013 and R22 will witness gradual elimination in domestic room air conditioners. Moreover, there is an important conference, R22 Alternatives Technologies on Room Air Conditioner Industry International Exchanges on Oct. 30, 2012, in which professionals gathered to discuss and share their experiences on development and achievements of R22 alternatives which will accelerate the elimination of HCFCs in China.

In addition, there is an imminent new policy for domestic fluorine chemical industry, which is comprehensive and will have a profound influence on this industry. As for overseas dynamics, European Commission has presented a proposal on Nov. 6, 2012, to significantly reduce emissions of fluorinated gases, which is an important step for EU towards long-term climate objectives.

Moreover, China is expected to be the largest production base of HFO-1234yf worldwide, as Arkema is going to construct its 7,000t/a HFO-1234yf project in China.

When observing the business performance of some domestic fluorine chemical producers, it was found that Do-Fluoride performed well in Q3 2012. In addition, some of its profitable new projects were put into production, like the 30,000t/a cryolite. However, the business performance of Shanghai 3F continued to decline in Q3 2012.

Companies Mentioned

- Thaihot Group Co., Ltd.

- Hebei Longhua Haixia Mining Co., Ltd.

- DuPont

- Honeywell

- Arkema

- Do-Fluoride Chemicals Co., Ltd.

- Ningxia Weiyuan Science and Technology Co., Ltd.

- Shanghai 3F New Material Co., Ltd.

- Zhejiang Yongtai Technology Co., Ltd.

- Yantai Valiant Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.

- Xi'an Ruilian Modern Electronic Chemicals Co. Ltd.

- Shanghai Kangpeng Chemical Co. Ltd.

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