BLACK CHINA BLOG >> Aluminium Flouride


China’s aluminium fluoride industry is not out of trouble yet. Readers may remember we posted here and here about the recent woes in the industry.   In May, most producers closed their doors for the month, and production dropped to only 12,000 tonnes.   Exports that month also dropped, to only 4,000t. But the industry […]

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China’s aluminium fluoride (ALF3) producers have been working to try to bring the industry under control for some time, but it seems from the latest data they may be succeeding finally. May’s production of ALF3 in China fell to only 12,000 tonnes.   The usual level is around 50,000t.   April was down to 30,000t, […]

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China’s aluminium fluoride (ALF3) industry has had several troubled years, and 2012 is proving to be no exception. The industry is plagued with serious over-capacity, and has been ever since the explosion in smelter capacity saw ALF3 producers all rush to the bank for expansions and acquisitions.   That was in 2007, and the problems […]

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AZ China has just released a major Strategic Study of the Aluminium Fluoride Industry, on behalf of Metal Bulletin Research. This study covers the outlook for worldwide consumption of Aluminum Fluoride (ALF3) as well as future Chinese ALF3 export trends and aluminium production. Our research examines how Fluorspar will play a major role in the future and what possible investment […]

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China’s annual fluorine conference was held in Chengdu over the weekend just gone.   About 150 people attended, including several from overseas. On the Saturday night of the conference, there was a dinner for delegates.   At the dinner, one astute delegate noticed that the Chairman of DFD was seated with the representative of Chenco. […]

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Last week we posted a piece here about a press release announcing an MOU between Alcoa and a phospate/fertilizer company called Legend.   You can see the post here. I now understand that Legend approached Rio Tinto Alcan with the same proposal, but RTA rejected the idea.   I am not privy to the reasons […]

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