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Fluorochemicals – Global Strategic Business Report 2015

June 4th, 2015
Location: International
Industry type: Chemical Industry

Fluorochemicals, which are compounds with fluorine as a key component, are stable and highly resistant to chemicals and heat. Due to their inert [note from FAN: often biologically active] properties and stability, they are used in industries such as automotive, electrical, performance coatings, chemical processing, semiconductor and aerospace. Strong demand from major application areas, including HVAC, refrigeration, steel, and electronic consumables bodes well for the market in the coming years. In addition, the gradually rebounding automotive sector, and growing use of PTFE in construction, chemical processing and electronics, will help boost demand for fluorochemicals. Supported by advancements in technology, application of fluorochemicals has expanded into pharmaceutical manufacturing, and industrial filtration, among others. The drive towards development of alternative refrigerants to HFCs, in compliance with environmental regulations, is expected to benefit demand especially in developed countries. The market is expected to gain from the increase in production of automobiles and HVAC equipment in both developed and developing economies.

Fluorochemicals are broadly classified into organic fluorochemicals, inorganic fluorochemicals and fluoropolymers. Organic fluorochemicals include aliphatic and aromatic fluorine compounds. While aliphatic compounds comprise fluorocarbons such as CFCs and its replacements (HCFCs, HFCs), aromatic fluorocompounds include ring-substituted and side-chain substituted aromatics, and fluorobenzene. Inorganic fluorochemicals, such as fluorosilicate, aluminum fluoride, cryolite and silicofluoride are commonly utilized in steel making, aluminum production, fumigation, pesticides and herbicides. The growth in this market will be driven by increased use of lightweight materials such as aluminum in automobile production.

As stated by the new market research report on Fluorochemicals, Asia-Pacific dominates the global market. Registering a CAGR of 5.0% over the analysis period, the region also represents the fastest growing market, led by rapid industrialization, increased disposable income, urbanization and strong demand for refrigeration and air conditioning equipment in China, India and other Southeast Asian countries.

Key players in the marketplace include

3M Company, 3M Advanced Materials, Arkema SA, Arkema, Inc., Asahi Glass Company Ltd., Daikin Industries Ltd., Daikin America Inc., DuPont de Nemours & Co., Dongyue Group Ltd., Halocarbon Products Corp., Honeywell International, Inc., Mexichem Fluor S.A. de C.V., Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Pelchem SOC Ltd., Solvay SA, and Solvay Fluor GmbH, among others.



Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definitions and Scope of Study
Organic Fluorochemicals
Inorganic Fluorochemicals


Expanding Applications Boost Fluorochemicals Market
Growth in Aluminum Industry Offer Opportunities for Fluorochemicals
High-Value Fluorochemicals Lead Demand
Electronics Industry to Drive Demand for High-End Fluorochemicals
Asia-Pacific to Drive Future Gains in Specialty Fluorochemicals Market
PTFEs Dominate Fluoropolymers Market
PVDF Poised to Witness Significant Growth
HFC Blends to Support the Volatile Fluorocarbon Market
Greenhouse Effect of HFO-1234yf in Comparison to HFC-134a and CO2
China Leads Demand for Fluorocarbons
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand by End-Use Application
Aerosol Propellants, Foam Blowing, Polymer Precursors, Refrigerants, Solvent Cleaning and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Percentage Breakdown by Volume Demand by Geographic Region
China, Japan, North America, South America, Western Europe and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Surge in Demand for Fluoropolymers Supports Fluorocarbon Market
Deployment of Environment-Friendly Refrigerants Increases in Air Conditioners
Green Refrigerants to Replace Hydro Fluorocarbons


Uncertainty in Fluorspar Supplies Leads to Increase in PTFE Prices
Fluorspar Demand
Supply Imbalance Affects Fluorochemicals Industry
Environmental Regulations Hinder Production of Fluoropolymers
High Entry Barriers Limit Competition


Fluorspar Dictates Fluorochemicals Industry
Classification of Fluorspar Grades
Production Scenario
Fluorspar Demand-Supply Imbalance
An Insight into Activity of Select Fluorspar Projects Worldwide
Steel Industry
A Major Consumer of Fluorspar
Growth in Aluminum Industry Drives Demand for Fluorspar
Fluoropolymers Industry Adds to Demand
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for China, North America, Europe, Japan and RoW (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Percentage Breakdown of Import Volume for US, Italy, Germany, Russia, India, Canada, Japan and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Percentage Breakdown of Export Volume for Mexico, Mongolia, China, South Africa, Spain, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Use of Fluorspar Products in Li-ion Batteries
An Emerging Application
South Africa to Invigorate Demand and Supply
A Peek into Global Price Trends of Fluorspar
Mexichem Leads All the Way


The Montreal Protocol
Regulations Aimed at Controlling HFCs
Revised European F-Gas Regulation
Equipment and Systems Containing F-Gases (including HFCs) Banned in the EU’s New F-Gas Regulation
Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)
MAC Directive


An Insight
Segment Analysis
Organic Fluorochemicals
Aliphatic Fluorochemicals
Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC)
Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC)
Other Fluoroaliphatics
Inorganic Fluorochemicals
Water Fluoridation Chemicals
Other Water Fluoridation Chemicals
Boron Trifluoride Complexes
Gaseous Performance Inorganic Fluorochemicals
Fluoropolymers and Fluoroelastomers
Fluorocarbon Elastomers


DuPont Fluorochemicals Obtains the US EPA Approval for Formacel® 1100
DuPont Fluorochemicals Expands DuPontT Opteon® Family
Arkema Rolls Out Kynar Rx® PVDF Copolymer for Medical Catheter Applications
American Kuhne Develops Novel Micro Extruder for Processing Fluoropolymers
Arkema Develops New Foaming Technology to Manufacture Kynar® PVDF Foam Core Structures
Arkema Plans to Unveil New PVDF Grades
Arkema Introduces Kynar Flex® Fluoropolymer Resins
DuPont Launches DuPontT Teflon® Fluoropolymer Foam Resin FFR 880
Arkema Develops Kynar® ADX Resin Technology
Arkema Develops Kynar® 705 Resin
Arkema Introduces Kynar® 3312C PVDF
Arkema Introduces New Forane® HFC Refrigerant
Arkema Announces Development of New Applications for Kynar® PVDF Resins


Solvay to Supply SOLKANE® 365 Foaming Agent Globally
DuPont Fluorochemicals to Commence Full-Scale Commercial Production of HFO-1336mzz
Honeywell to Augment Production of Low GWP Refrigerants
Piramal Enterprises Forges Joint Venture with Navin Fluorine
Singapore Sports Hub Selects AGC’s Fluon®ETFE Film
AGC Establishes Technical Center in China
Russian Natural Turf Stadium Selects AGC’s Fluon®ETFE Film
Nesca Launches Phase III and Phase IV of the MFPP Plant
DuPont Announces Plans to Spin Off Performance Chemicals Business
Gujarat Fluorochemicals Establishes New Subsidiary
Pelchem Enters into Partnership with Linde Electronics
Daikin America Establishes New Fluoroelastomer DAI-ELT Manufacturing Plant
Arkema Begins Construction of 1234yf LGWP Refrigerant Gas Manufacturing Facility
Daikin America Establishes Facility to Manufacture Flame Retarded Fluorinated Electrolyte
Arkema Announces Plans to Upgrade Pierre-Benite Facility
Arkema Inks Distribution Deal with Atlantic Polymers for the US
Arkema Announces Sherwin-Williams as the First Kynar 500® FSF® Trademark Licensee
Air Liquide Inks Agreement with Solvay


3M Company (US)
3M Advanced Materials (US)
Arkema SA (France)
Arkema, Inc. (US)
Asahi Glass Company Ltd. (Japan)
Daikin Industries Ltd. (Japan)
Daikin America Inc. (US)
DuPont de Nemours & Co. (US)
Dongyue Group Ltd. (China)
Halocarbon Products Corp. (US)
Honeywell International, Inc. (US)
Mexichem Fluor S.A. de C.V. (Mexico)
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Japan)
Pelchem SOC Ltd. (South Africa)
Solvay SA (France)
Solvay Fluor GmbH (Germany)




Total Companies Profiled: 68 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries 86)

The United States (19)
Canada (1)
Japan (6)
Europe (20)
– France (2)
– Germany (5)
– The United Kingdom (3)
– Spain (1)
– Rest of Europe (9)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (38)
Latin America (1)
Africa (1)


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