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Research of Fluorite, AHF, HFC-152a and HCFC-142b in China

  • ID: 4719946
  • Report
  • January 2018
  • Region: China
  • 57 pages
  • CCM Information
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Fluorine industry has been one of the fastest developing and most promising chemical industries in China. China has become one of the largest fluorine production and consumption areas. There are four important sectors for China's fluorine industry, consisting of inorganic fluoride, fluor-refrigerant, fluor polymer and fluor-intermediate.

China is the country that has the highest proven fluorite reserves. In 2016, it had recoverable fluorite reserves of about 40 million tonnes, next to South Africa. In 2016, the output of fluorite in the world is about 6.4 million tonnes, down by about 4% year on year. China remains the largest fluorite producer with 4.2 million tonnes of output in 2016, accounting for more than 65% of global total. Most of China's fluorite deposits are associated fluorite deposits, and the monomineral-fluorite deposits are relatively scarce. It is obviously that the available resources are limited.

In order to protect the fluorite resources, China has established fluorite industry access standards and carried out related policies to restrict the exploration and export of fluorite. The threshold for the entry of fluorite mining industry is getting higher and higher. With further integration of fluorite industry, small-scale manufacturers and the ones with inefficient technology are facing the situation to be eliminated. At the same time, the downstream industries of fluorine are continuously transformed and upgraded. Chinese government aims to raise the overall technical level of the industry, develop high value-added products and extend the industrial chain.

Since H2 2016, the Chinese government has paid much attention to environmental protection. In terms of the production safety risk and environmental pollution problems in the fluorine industry, China conducted frequent regulatory investigation. In particular, the fourth-round environmental inspection and the inspection of production safety from August to October 2017 cover fluorine companies across the country. Fluorite mining industry was impacted the most. Many small and medium-size fluorite enterprises were shut down. The overall operating rate of the fluorite industry enjoyed restrictions and progress of the industry consolidation has been accelerated.

This report aims to analyse the impacts of the policies on fluorine Industry in the aspects of fluorite, AHF, HFC-152a, HCFC-142b in 2014–H1 2017, revealing the reasons for the change of the fluorine Industry policies and the future trend for these policies, and focus on the information below:
  • Overview of fluorine industry chain and current situation in China
  • Policies on and changes in China’s fluorite, AHF, HFCs, HCFCs
  • Impact of environmental regulatory actions on fluorite, AHF, HFC-152a, HCFC-142b manufacturers
  • Forecast on the trend of Chinese policies on fluorine industry
  • Analysis on the status and developing trend of fluorite resources in China
  • Analysis on the production, price and consumption of fluorite, AHF, HFC-152a, HCFC-142b
The report is based on data collected via diverse sources. The primary sources include comments from industry experts. Various secondary sources include published magazines, journals, statistics from governments and international institutes and the report producer’s database, etc. Data obtained from various sources have been combined and cross-checked to ensure that this report is as accurate and methodologically sound as possible.

The key market players in fluorine industry are profiled in details on their environmental regulatory issues and recent developments. Key market participants studied include Changshu 3F Zhonghao Chemical New Materials Co., Ltd, Shandong Dongyue Chemical Co., Ltd., Centralfluor Industries Group, Inc, Zhejiang Juhua Co., Ltd.

Research scope of the report
Region: China
Time: 2014–H1 2017
Product: fluorite, AHF, HFC-152a, HCFC-142b
Aspects: policies related to fluorine industry production, exports and the environment, and impact analysis through data on production, producers, prices and consumption of fluorite, AHF, HFC-152a and HCFC-142b
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Executive summary

1 Overview of fluorine industry in China
1.1 Fluorine industry chain
1.2 Current situation of fluorine industry in China
1.3 Affecting policy on fluorine industry in China
1.3.1 Main policies affecting China's fluorine industry after 2000
1.3.2 China's latest environmental policies on fluorine industry and impact analysis
1.3.3 Forecast on Chinese policy trend on fluorine industry

2 Fluorite
2.1 Overview of fluorite reserves in China
2.2 Production of fluorite in China
2.3 Major producers of fluorite in China
2.4 Price of fluorite in China
2.5 Forecast on supply and demand of fluorite in China

3 Anhydrous hydrogen fluoride (AHF)
3.1 Overview of Inorganic fluoride in China
3.2 Production of AHF in China
3.4 Price of AHF in China
3.5 Consumption of AHF in China
3.6 Forecast on supply and demand of AHF in China

4 HFC-152a
4.1 Production of HFC-152a in China
4.2 Major producers of HFC-152a in China
4.3 Price of HFC-152a in China
4.4 Consumption of HFC-152a in China
4.5 Forecast on supply and demand of HFC-152a in China

5 HCFC-142b
5.1 Production of HCFC-142b in China
5.2 Major producers of HCFC-142b in China
5.3 Price of HCFC-142b in China
5.4 Consumption of HCFC-142b in China
5.5 Forecast on supply and demand of HCFC-142b in China

List of Tables
Table 1.3.1-1 Main policies affecting China's fluorine industry, Jan. 2000–Aug. 2017
Table 1.3.2-1 Major fluorite producers affected by environmental protection activities in China, Sept.–Nov. 2017
Table 1.3.2-2 Major AHF producers affected by environmental protection activities in China, Sept.–Nov. 2017
Table 1.3.2-3 Major AHF production areas affected by environmental protection activities in China, Sept.–Nov. 2017
Table 1.3.3-1 China's export volume of fluorite (CaF2=97%)and AHF, 2011–2016
Table 2.1-1 Key areas of recoverable fluorite reserves, 2016, million tonne
Table 2.3-1 Capacity of fluorite in China by major producer, 2014–H1 2017, t/a
Table 2.3-2 Output of fluorite in China by producer, 2014–H1 2017, tonne
Table 3.3-1 Capacity and output of major AHF producers in China, 2014–H1 2017
Table 3.3-2 Capacity and output of major electronic grade hydrogen fluoride producers in China, 2014–H1 2017
Table 4.1-1 Global refrigerant development
Table 4.2-1 Capacity and output of HFC-152a in China by producer, 2014–H1 2017
Table 4.4-1 Consumption volume and share of HFC-152a by application field in China, H1 2017
Table 5.2-1 Capacity and output of HCFC-142b in China by producer, 2014–H1 2017
Table 5.2-2 Production quota and self-production quota of HCFC-142b in China, 2014–2017
Table 5.4-1 Consumption volume and share of HCFC-142b by application field in China, H1 2017
Table 5.4-2 Consumption of HCFC-142b by main PVDF producers in China, 2016

List of Figures
Figure 1.1-1 Fluorine chemical industry chain in China, 2016
Figure 2.1-1 Distribution of proven fluorite reserves in China, 2016
Figure 2.2-1 Recoverable fluorite reserves in China, 2011–2016
Figure 2.2-2 Output of fluorite in China, 2011–H1 2017
Figure 2.4-1 Monthly ex-works price of fluorite (CaF2>97%) in China, Jan. 2014–Nov. 2017
Figure 2.5-1 Forecast on recoverable fluorite reserves in China, 2017–2021
Figure 2.5-2 Forecast on output of fluorite in China, 2017–2021
Figure 3.2-1 Capacity and output of AHF in China, 2011–H1 2017
Figure 3.2-2 Capacity and output of electronic grade hydrogen fluoride in China, 2011–H1 2017
Figure 3.4-1 Monthly ex-works price of AHF (99.95%) in China, Jan. 2014–Nov. 2017
Figure 3.5-1 Apparent consumption of AHF in China, 2011–H1 2017
Figure 3.5-2 Consumption pattern of AHF in China by application field, H1 2017
Figure 3.6-1 Forecast on capacity and output of AHF in China, 2017–2021
Figure 4.1-1 Capacity and output of HFC-152a in China, 2014–H1 2017
Figure 4.2-1 Distribution of Chinese HFC-152a producers, H1 2017
Figure 4.3-1 Monthly ex-works prices of HFC-152a and AHF in China, Jan. 2014–Dec. 2017
Figure 4.3-2 Annually average ex-works prices of HFC-152a and AHF in China, 2014–2017
Figure 4.4-1 Apparent consumption volume of HFC-152a in China, 2014–H1 2017
Figure 4.4-2 Consumption pattern of HFC-152a by application field in China, H1 2017
Figure 4.5-1 Forecast on capacity and output of HFC-152a in China, 2017–2021
Figure 4.5-2 Forecast on demand for HFC-152a in China, 2017-2021
Figure 5.1-1 Capacity and output of HCFC-142b in China, 2014–H1 2017
Figure 5.2-1 Distribution of Chinese HCFC-142b producers, H1 2017
Figure 5.3-1 Monthly ex-works prices of HFC-152a and HCFC-142b, Jan. 2014–Dec. 2017
Figure 5.3-2 Annually average ex-works prices of HFC-152a and HCFC-142b in China, 2014–2017
Figure 5.4-1 Apparent consumption volume of HCFC-142b in China, 2014-H1 2017
Figure 5.4-2 Consumption pattern of HCFC-142b by application field in China, H1 2017
Figure 5.5-1 Forecast on capacity and output of HCFC-142b in China, 2017–2021
Figure 5.5-2 Forecast on demand for HCFC-142b in China, 2017-2021
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  • Centralfluor Industries Group, Inc
  • Zhejiang Wuyi Shenlong Flotation Co., Ltd.
  • China Kings Resources Group Co., Ltd.
  • Sinochem Lantian Co., Ltd.
  • Inner Mongolia 3F Wanhao Fluorine Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Changshu 3F Zhonghao Chemical New Material
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